MOUNT VERNON (1854, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Wooden arches, square stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.O. Ketchum & Joseph Keating
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine & boiler by S. Shepard, 1853 - 54.
Dimensions
Length:
178'
Beam:
29' 4"
Depth:
11' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
577 77/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3/4 ESE of "Dummy", Point Pelee, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
9 Oct 1860
How:
Boiler exploded.
Final Cargo:
Corn, flour, wheat.
Notes:
Bound Detroit, MI - Buffalo, NY, 2 lost; survivors rescued by schooners FOX & LOOKOUT; schooner ZODIAC PRATT & scow OTTOCA wrecked due to this wreck.
History

1854, Jul 8 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1854, Oct New arches installed by Bidwell & Banta, replaced due to storm stress; ran Buffalo - Huron - Sandusky - Toledo Line.

1855, May Operated People's Line.

1855, Oct 12 Collided with brig GREYHOUND off Fox Island, Lake Michigan.

1856, Dec Broke machinery in Lake Erie gale; repaired at Buffalo, NY.

1857 Operated by Western Transportation Co.

1860 Ran Buffalo - Cleveland - Chicago Line and North Shore Line.

1860, Oct 9 Boiler exploded.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

MOUNT VERNON (1854, Propeller)
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MOUNT VERNON (1854, Propeller)