ALLEGHANY (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
379
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
American Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from ALLEGHENY (1849) Made by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co.; 24" cylinder x 42" stroke; boiler 7'6" x 17'.
Dimensions
Length:
172.1'
Beam:
28.7'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (old style):
601 10/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Unknown.
Date:
19 Jul 1897
How:
Burned.
History

Cost $35,000.

1856 First propeller built at Milwaukee; launched June 25.

1856, Aug 29 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; running Buffalo to Milwaukee & Sheboygan, WI.

1856, Oct 24 Ashore at mouth of Milwaukee River; hull damaged $15,000, cargo $23,500.

1857, May Recovered & repaired at Milwaukee.

1860, Mar 22 Change owners to Andrew J. Rich, et al, Buffalo, NY.

1860, Apr Owned Albert Tracy Lay,Chicago, IL.

1860, Jun 1 Grand Traverse Bay, Chicago and East Shore Line; Captain Boynton; leaves Chicago every Saturday for Traverse City & other parts.

1862, Oct Struck by brig on Lake Huron, repaired Chicago.

1864, Apr 27 Collided with schooner H.C. WINSLOW off Mikwaukee, no appreciable damage.

1865, Apr 13 167.25x28.35x10.5 feet, 582.45 gross tons.

1867, Apr 20 Owned A. T. Lay, Chicago, ILL.

1871, May 8 Owned Abram Smith et al, Algonac, MI.

1872, May 10 Aground at the Flats in St. Clair River, had barges in tow with lumber.

1872, Oct 22 Collision with bark TANNER on Lake Erie; damage to ALLEGHANY pilot house & mast.

1873, April 5 Cabins removed Algonac, MI.

1875, June 22 Rebuilt Algonac with 1 deck & 1 mast, 167.25x28.35x10.5 feet, 346.30 gross tons; same owners; new ceiling, decks, cabins, & arches.

1879, Apr 19 Owned Abigail Weston, Painted Post, NY.

1879, May 20 Owned Charles Weston, Tonawanda, NY and The Chicago Lumbering Co.

1883, Apr 28 Suspension Bridge, NY readmeasured, 166.7x29.4x14.2 feet; 401.84 gross tons and 267.37 net tons.

1883, Jan 2 Large repairs Port Huron; machinery overhauled by Port Huron Drydock Iron Works.

1888-89 Re-engined with 28x30" high-pressure engine from steamer F.R. BUELL (1881).

1891 Third engine from Samuel Hodge Works of Detroit, high-pressure.

1896, Oct 28 Stranded on Summer Island, Lake Michigan in fog, Damaged $6,000. Recovered but found unfit for further service & laid up.

1897, Jul 29 Documents surrendered Detroit; vessel lost.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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