CITY OF MADISON (1857, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
4350
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Van Slyke & Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Elijah K. Bruce, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Vertical direct acting engine by David Bell Engine Works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
134' 3"
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
12' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
394 53/95
Tonnage (gross):
487.23
Final Disposition
Final Location:
35 miles off Kenosha, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
17 Aug 1877
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
None.
History

1857, May 8 Enrolled at Buffalo, NY.

1857, May 16 Owned Henry Fitzhugh, Dewitt C. Littlejohn, Oswego, NY.

1857, Sep 16 Owned Old Oswego Line, Oswego.

1860, Jul 15 Owned Rollin B., Langdon & Watson Hubbard, Willow Creek, MI.

1860, Jul 31 Damaged at Point Aux Barque, Lake Huron; drydocked.

1862, May 22 Owned J. Lewis Grant, et al, Oswego.

1862, Oct 9 Owned John Reading Beatty, et al, Chicago, IL.

1863 Owned R.B. Hubbard, Sandusky, OH.

1863, Jul 30 Ashore on Lake Michigan.

1863, Sep 23 Sunk above Church's Landing, Sault River.

1864 Owned Hubbard & Co., Detroit, MI.

1865, May 20 Repaired; 134.9' x 26' x 11.65'; 487.23 gross tons.

1871, Nov 20 Grounded Sheboygan, WI harbor; released Nov 22 by Revenue Cutter ANDREW JOHNSON; major repairs & overhaul at Milwaukee; owned Beatty, Chicago.

1873 Owned F.B. Gardner, Green Bay, WI.

1873, Oct 30 Ashore southwest side Washington Island; drifted on rocks near South Bay, Lake Michigan; reported abandoned.

1874, May Salvage attempt by a Milwaukee party.

1874, Jun Documents surrendered, Chicago.

1874, Jul 23 Pulled off beach by wrecker LEVIATHAN for insurance co; towed to Milwaukee for repairs.

1876, Feb 1 Owned Charles A. Willmert, Milwaukee, WI.

1876, Dec 15 Stranded South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; abandoned.

1877, Mar 22 Made a steam barge.

1877, Aug 17 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Ed Middleton
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
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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