CITY OF BUFFALO (1896, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
127132
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Passenger. Wood superstructure.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
6
Propulsion Notes:
52 & 80 & 96" cylinders by 144", 5,500hp @ 24rpm, stroke engine by W. & A. Fletcher Works, Hoboken, NJ. 12'6" x 12', 129# scotch boilers. 28.5' wheels with 12' buckets.
Dimensions
Length:
298.3'
Beam:
43.7'
Depth:
17'
Tonnage (gross):
2,398
Tonnage (net):
1,262
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ecorse, MI.
Date:
  1940
How:
Scrapped
Notes:
Hulk broke up in Rouge River; scrapped by Nicholson.
History

1895, Dec 25 Launched.

1896 Buffalo & Cleveland route.

1896 Made 306 trips to Buffalo durning Pan American Exposition.

1898, May 21 Collided with tug PETER GORMAN at Buffalo Harbor; the GORMAN sank.

1903 / 04 Lengthed to 340'3" x 43'7" x 17', 2,940 gross tons, 1,604 net tons.

1921 Six new scotch boilers, 13'2" x 10'10".

1923, Jun 23 Damaged by storm & lightning.

1929, May 2 Adrift after broken steam chest; anchored off Ashtabula, OH, Lake Erie.

1934 - 1937 Occasional trips to Put-In-Bay or Port Stanley.

1937, Mar 19 Gutted by fire at Cleveland, OH.

1937 Owned Wm. Nicholson, Detroit, MI.

1940 Scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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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