CLAY, HENRY (1849, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milan, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Aaron Root & Solomon Ruggles
Master Carpenter:
Ruggles & Shupe
Original Owner and Location:
Aaron Root & Solomon Ruggles et al, Milan, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built by Cuyahoga Manufactory, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
107' 6"
Beam:
22'  7 1/2"
Depth:
9' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
221 78/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Long Point Lighthouse.
Lake Erie.
Date:
23 Oct 1851
How:
Capsized & beached bottom up.
Final Cargo:
Flour, wool.
Notes:
Bound Detroit, MI - Ogdenburg, NY; 18 +/- lost, 1 saved.
History

Laid down as ERIE.

1849, May 14 Renamed HENRY CLAY; documented on 20th.

1850 - 51 Rebuilt Black River, OH; 134'4" x 22'7 1/2" x 11'; 316 23/95 tons.

1851, Oct 23 Capsized.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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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CLAY, HENRY (1849, Propeller)