CATARACT (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Francis Nelson Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Hiram Niles, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
150'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
393 71/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Erie, PA.
Lake Erie.
Date:
16 Jun 1861
How:
Burned, total loss.
Notes:
4 lives lost.
History

1852, Apr 27 Enrolled Buffalo, NY as new vessel.

1852, JUl 21 Machinery accident near Buffalo.

1855, May 5 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; owned American Transportation Co., Rufus C. Palmer, president.

1855, Jun 25 Sunk on reef at Fox Island, Lake Michigan with cargo flour; July, raised & towed to shallow water by propeller FOREST QUEEN.

1856, May 30 Collision with brig OXFORD, sinking her.

1857, May Collision with propeller KENTUCKY, sinking the CATARACT, cargo of stores, coal, & iron.

1860, Apr 6 Enrolled Buffalo; owned William Williams, Andew Rich & Henry Martin.

1860, May 1 Enrolled Buffalo; owned Noyes & Roby Co.

1860, Aug 29 Enrolled Buffalo; owned Noyes & Roby; Joseph Van Vleck.

1860 Owned Capt. Francis Perew to run Sandusky - Dunkirk.

1861, Jun 16 Burned at Erie, PA; 4 lives lost.

Fire supposedly caused by leaking containers of alcohol which were part of cargo.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Burton Collection
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CATARACT (1852, Propeller)