DUNKIRK (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
6101
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Staterooms for passengers. Plain head & square stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Moses & Quayle
Master Carpenter:
Thomas Quayle
Original Owner and Location:
Risley & Squires Propeller Line, Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Heber Squier, Cleveland. H.A. Risley, Dunkirk, NY. Alonzo Squier, Cleveland. Edward Culver, Master.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
166'  4 1/2"
Beam:
26' 4"
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
542 56/95
Capacity:
5,500 barrels flour
Final Disposition
Date:
  1877
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Raised from bridges of Bay City & burned.
History

1853 Trip time between Buffalo, NY & Cleveland, OH 13 hours; Burns 1 ton coal every 40 miles.

1853, May 31 First enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1853, Jun 8 Maiden trip, Cleveland - Buffalo.

1853, Jul 22 Owned Alonzo Sprague, Cleveland.

1853, Nov 14 Owned Michigan Southern Rail Road Co., Detroit, MI.

1854, Apr 17 Owned William Foot et al, Buffalo.

1855 Chartered People's Line, ran Buffalo & Chicago, IL.

1856, May 11 Owned Western Transportation Co., Tonawanda, NY.

1860, Nov 30 Broke crank pin & connections off Grand River, OH.

1861, Dec Burned to water's edge, Buffalo.

1861-62 Rebuilt; larager accommodation for freight & more elegant cabins.

1864, Apr 28 Owned Buffalo & Detroit Transportation Co., Buffalo.

1865, May 2 Owned G. Traverse, Buffalo; readmeasured 169.85' x 27' x 11.4'; 622.42 tons.

1870 Towed barge MARQUETTE.

1871, Apr 13 Owned Kelderhouse, Buffalo.

1872, Apr 4 Owned Murdock et al, Bay City, MI.

1872, Sep 24 Reportedly stranded in gale west of Erie, PA.

1872, Nov 23 Hole cut by ice, returned Bay City Nov 27.

1873 Repaired.

1873, Oct 7 Owned Amos Easton, Bay City.

1874, Sep 3 Towed REBECCA, SILVIA MORTON, SOPHIA SMITH, & MCRRIMAC.

1874, Sep 5 Owned Thomas G. Lester, Wenona (Bay City), MI.

1875, Sep 2nd oldest propeller on the Lakes.

1876, May 8 Condemned & dismantled, Detroit.

1877 Removed from under bridges of Bay City, burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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DUNKIRK (1853, Propeller)