BROOKLYN (1866, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
2151
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & package freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Ira Lafrenier
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26" x 36" engine, Cuyahoga Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
136.6'
Beam:
25.1'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
466.38
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fighting Island, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
22 Oct 1874
Final Depth:
25'
How:
Boiler exploded.
Final Cargo:
General merchandise & passengers.
Notes:
Sank immediately after boiler exploded; 13 of 23 lives lost; was racing EMPIRE. 1874, Nov raised & sunk again. 1881 Recovered machinery.
History

One of the fastest boats of its time, 13-15 mph.

1866, Apr 16 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran Ogdensburg - Detroit & Lake Michigan.

1867, May 10 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; owned A.W. Rossman.

1868 Owned D.M. Davis.

1870, May Chartered for month by Canadian Government to carry troops to Lake Superior.

1872 Owned J.H. McCormick.

1873, Jun 2 Enrolled Cleveland; repairs.

1873, Jul Pulled off grounded gunboat MICHIGAN near Charlevoix, MI.

1873, Nov Sunk on eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

1874, Oct 22 Destroyed by boiler explosion.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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BROOKLYN (1866, Propeller)