HERCULES (1843, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1843
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: May have been Lakes first all-freight propeller.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Carrick & Bidwell
Master Carpenter:
J.W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Hollister, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
14 + 14 x 28" Ericsson patent engine, 50hp, built Auburn prison, NY. Two 6'4" propellers.
Dimensions
Length:
136' 3"
Beam:
24' 10"
Depth:
8' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
256 39/95
Capacity:
2200 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Algonac, MI.
St. Clair River.
Date:
6 Jun 1883
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Upbound, sank in collision with prop CLARION.
History

1843, Apr Launched; ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1843, May 19 Enrolled Buffalo.

1843, Nov Slightly damaged in collision Buffalo piers with steamer ROCHESTER.

1844 Ran Buffalo - Toledo, OH with SAMSON, PRINCETON & ST. LOUIS.

1846, Apr Repaired.

1847, Jul 2 Owned John, William & Robert Hollister, Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1849, Sep 27 Owned Lucian Smith & estate of William Hollister, Buffalo.

1849, Oct 2 Damaged wheel, Fairport, Lake Erie.

1850, Aug 29 Owned Charles A. Bissel, Detroit, MI.

1851, Nov 11 Sprung leak, Lake Erie; repaired.

1852, Apr 19 Owned Charles Howard, Nelson P. Stewart & Samuel Watson, Detroit.

1852, Nov 20 Collision with brig BUFFALO near Long Point.

1853, Jun 6 Rebuilt, Detroit by Alfred Hamilton; 1 deck, 136'6" x 25' x 8', 255 75/95 tons.

1853, Nov Leaking near shaft; repaired Detroit.

1854, Apr 11 Owned Isiah Woodworth, Samuel G. Watson & Charles Howard, Detroit.

1855, May 12 Owned John D. Sullivan et al, Detroit.

1860, Jul 9 Owned Samuel & Hiram Smith, Algonac, MI; described as ferryboat.

1867 Rebuilt as barge, Algonac, by Francis Martin; 1 deck, 139 x 25 x 8'; 195.09 gross tons.

1867, Apr 15 Owned John W. Hannaford & Come Allen, Algonac.

1868, Mar 20 Owned J.W. Hanaford & Charles Cash, Algonac.

1869, Apr 22 Owned J.W. Hanaford; carried 325,000' lumber.

1869, Sep Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1870 Wrecked at Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron.

1871 Owned Cash et al, Algonac.

1871, Aug 12 Aground Belle Island, Detroit River; released by tug HECTOR.

1874 Towed by TRADER.

1875, Jun 17 Sunk in squall, Lake Erie.

1876 Owned at St. Clair, MI.

1883, Jun 6 Sunk, St. Clair River.

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

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