NIAGARA (1849, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1849
Official Number:
52161
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Roderick Calkins
Original Owner and Location:
Ansel R. Cobb et al., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
Dimensions
Length:
173' 4"
Beam:
24' 4"
Depth:
11' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
450 59/95
History

1849, Jun 6 Enrolled Buffalo, NY: ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1853, Nov 4 Rudder broke, Lake Erie; repaired Buffalo.

1854, Dec 3 Holed & ashore Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron; abandoned for winter.

1855, Apr 27 Raised; repaired Detroit.

1855, Sep 7 Owned American Transportation Co, Buffalo, Rufus C. Palmer, President.

1855, Sep 23 Collided with schooner TRAVELLER, Point Abino, Lake Erie.

1856, Aug 25 Assisted sunken propeller CHARTER off Fairport, OH, Lake Erie.

1859 Repaired.

1860, June 25 Owned Henry Martin et al, Buffalo.

1860, Aug Collision with schooner MAIL at Oswego, Lake Ontario.

1860, Sep 6 Shaft broke off, Northport, MI, Lake Michigan.

1862, Mar 26 Owned or chartered by Great Western Railway to run between Hamilton, ONT, Montreal, QUE, Ogdensburg, NY, Oswego, NY, Chicago, IL & Sarnia, ONT.

1862, May 22 Seized by Collector of Buffalo for violation of Revenue laws.

1863 Owned VanEvery & Rumball, Montreal; repaired; 677 gross / 601 net tons.

1863, May 1 Chartered Buffalo, Milwaukee & Lake Huron Railroad Line.

1864, Apr 12 Extensive repairs.

1865, Mar 28 Ran between Goderich, ONT & Chicago.

1865, Aug Damaged by swing bridge at Chicago.

1866 Owned J.V. Deltor & Son.

1866, Aug 16 Owned John H. Moore, Buffalo; 2 decks, 171 x 24.6 x 9.55', 483.25 gross tons.

1866, Aug 31 Owned W.L. Kellogg, Detroit, MI & H.W. Gooding, Chicago.

1867, May 14 Made a barge; 1 deck, 174 x 24.6 x 10.4', 295.74 gross tons.

1867, Aug 6 Owned E.B. Denison et al, Bay City, MI.

1868, Sep 1 Owned Paul Marlatt, Bay City.

1868, Sep 15 Sunk while crossing St. Clair Flats, bound Saginaw - Toledo.

1869, Apr 8 Owned Moor & Co, Montreal.

1869, Nov 16 Ashore & wrecked near Alabaster, MI, Lake Huron.

1871 Rebuilt; 142 x 24.8 x 8.2', 210 gross tons.

1873 Owned Bay City parties.

1875, Sep 30 Lost in storm.

1876 Owned Potter, Buffalo; 450 gross tons.

1877 Owned J.B. VanEvery, Goderich; 173 x 24 x 10', 676 gross tons,

601 net tons; reported a propeller, C38559.

1880 210.63 gross tons; back to U.S.

1882 In service.

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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NIAGARA (1849, Propeller)