PLYMOUTH (1854, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1854
Official Number:
19621
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Largest propeller on Lakes in 1854; scroll head, square stern; near sister WESTMORELAND.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Stephenson & Lafrinier
Master Carpenter:
Ira Lafrinier
Original Owner and Location:
Pearl L. Sternberg & Co., Buffalo, NY
Ownership Notes:
Pearl L. Sternberg, managing owner.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
40 x 36" engine by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo.
Dimensions
Length:
212'  6 3/4"
Beam:
32' 4"
Depth:
12'  10 1/2"
Tonnage (old style):
846 40/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Gull Island, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Nov 1913
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Cedar Posts.
Notes:
In tow of tug JAMES H. MARTIN in "big storm" of 1913, MARTIN became disabled & abandoned PLYMOUTH; all 9 hands lost. Wreck found near Poverty Island in 1984.
History

1854, Mar 7 Launched.

1854, May 8 Chartered American Transportation Co. & Elmira & Canadaigria Road.

1854, May 12 First enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1855, Oct 29 Ran on reef Racine, WI, Lake Michigan; released.

1856, Feb 28 Owned Western Transportation Co., Tonawanda, NY.

1856, Sep 20 Struck & sank barge COL. CAMP near Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan.

1859, May 10 Readmeasured Buffalo; 212' 6 1/4" x 32' 10 1/2" x 12' 10 1/2".

1859, Sep 2 Ran into gale off Point Aux Barques, Lake Michigan; 1 lost.

1860, Aug 9 Part of machinery broke, Chicago, IL; repaired.

1862 Rebuilt; part of cabins removed; tonnage reduced 876 gross tons.

1862, Nov Ashore Long Point, ONT, Lake Erie.

1862, Dec 27 Wreck released.

1864 Major repairs.

1865, Apr 24 Readmeasured, Buffalo; 213.5 x 33.5 x 11.75'; 1,029.89 gross tons.

1870, Sep 21 Broke crank pin, Lake Erie; repaired.

1877 Re-engined, 20 x 40", 400hp steeple compound engine from OREGON; later converted to barge, Buffalo or Bay City, MI; 213.5 x 33.6 x 11.7'; 570 gross tons.

1878, Jun 21 Tonnage change, 875.91 gross tons.

1880 In lumber trade.

1880, Oct 9 Broke down, Sand Beach (?)

1882, Oct 11 Owned Coatsworth, Buffalo; rig changed to barge, Port Huron, MI; 570.17 gross tons.

1884 Converted to 3 or 4 mast schooner.

1885, Jul 7 Rebuilt Ed. Dubeau, Algonac, MI; 213.1 x 35.9 x 13.6'; 776.73 gross/ 739.68 net tons; owned William Baker et al, Algonac.

1887 Same owners, New Baltimore, MI.

1887, Oct 24 Driven ashore Presque Isle, Lake Superior.

1888, Aug 13 Wreck salvaged & owned Reid Wrecking Co., Bay City.

1888, Nov 12 Wrecked, Marquette, MI, Lake Superior.

1889 Rebuilt; new bottom & steel arches; 213.1 x 35.2 x 13.6'; 746 gross/ 739 net tons.

1890-1902 Owned W.D. Young, Bay City.

1898, Jun 25 Collided with railroad bridge over Welland Canal.

1905 Owned Ralph Gray & Gray Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH.

1909, Nov 1 Owned Margaret McTigue.

1910 Owned Joseph McTigue, Cleveland.

1911 Owned C.J. Hubel Co., Menominee, MI.

1912 Owned McKinnon & Scott Lumber Co.; photographed for largest load on Menominee River; 100,000 seven foot cedar posts.

1913, Nov 11 Foundered in gale, Gull Island, Lake Michigan; last owned John McTigue.

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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