BUCEPHALUS (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Perrysburg, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Master Carpenter:
F. J. Pervis
Original Owner and Location:
Erasmus D. Peck, Perrysburg, OH & Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
With John Hollister & Squire Alexander.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
169'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
493 42/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
About 3 - 4 miles N. of Point Aux Barques, Saginaw Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
13 Nov 1854
How:
Lost rudder, foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
Corn, flour, merchandise, 3 passengers.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - Buffalo, 10 lost in capsized lifeboats. Wreckage ashore between Bayfield & Goderich, ONT.
History

1852 - 54 Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL & intermediate ports.

1852, Jul 20 Owned Lucius H. Pratt, John Hollister & Squier Alexander, Buffalo.

1853, Apr 4 Owned Lucius H. Pratt, Squier Alexander & Robert Hollister, Buffalo.

1853, Apr 8 Owned Lucius H. Pratt & Squier Alexander, Buffalo.

1853, Nov 15 Owned Samuel F. Pratt, Robert Hollister & S. Alexander, Buffalo.

1854, Apr 7 Owned George W. Holt, Rufus C. Palmer & S. Alexander, Buffalo.

1854, Jun 24 Ashore Lake Huron, corn & flour cargo; raised & drydocked for repairs.

1854, Nov 13 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Emerson H. Knack
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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BUCEPHALUS (1852, Propeller)