NILE (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Moses & Quayle
Original Owner and Location:
Charles H. Lee et al., Silver Creek, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28" x 3 1/2' engine, Buffalo Steam Engine Works.
Dimensions
Length:
190'
Beam:
28' 2"
Depth:
12' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
650 8/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Below Belle Isle.
Detroit River.
Date:
21 May 1864
How:
Explosion.
Notes:
Boiler explosion, 8 lives lost. 1879, May Machinery removed. 1882 Hull flattened by explosives.
History

1852, Oct 21 Enrolled Buffalo; ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL on Pioneer Line.

1853, Sep 18 Ashore near Chicago.

1855, Mar 20 Owned American Transportation Co, Buffalo.

1855, Oct Damaged wheat cargo, upper Lakes.

1856, Jun 3 Collision with schooner SARDIS BURCHARD at Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1856 Oct Aground North Manitou Island, Lake Michigan.

1856, Nov 14 Broken machinery, Lake Huron.

1857, May Broken machinery, Beaver harbor.

1859, Jun 6 Owned Edwin T. Evans, Buffalo.

1859, Nov 17 Disabled Racine, WI, Lake Michigan.

1860, Apr Aground Big Sable Point, Lake Michigan.

1860, Nov Broken machinery, Lake Erie.

1861 Large repairs.

1862 Large repairs.

1863 Large Repairs.

1864, May 21 Explosion, Detroit River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

NILE (1852, Propeller)
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NILE (1852, Propeller)