WABASH VALLEY (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Built on bottom of burned propeller INTERNATIONAL
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Bidwell, Banta & Company, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
166'
Beam:
32' 9"
Depth:
11' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
592.97
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Muskegon, Michigan, Lake Michigan
Date:
22 Nov 1860
How:
Driven ashore on bar, went to pieces
Final Cargo:
General freight & flour
Notes:
Mistook Muskegon light for Grand Haven; ran on bar in storm
History

1856 Enrolled Buffalo, New York

1856, September 20 Buffalo-Toledo line

1857, July Broke shaft, Lake Huron 10 miles below Point aux Barque;

back in service August

1857, September 9 Enrolled Mackinac, owned Joshua Whitington, et.al.;

sailing with Northwest Transportation Company,

Buffalo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin & Chicago, Illinois

1857, November Running Buffalo & Green Bay, Wisconsin

1858, November 6 Owned W.C.E. Thomas, et.al., Mackinac

1859, October 21 Enrolled Buffalo, owned John D. Shepard

1860 Enrolled Chicago

1860, April Owned A.W.Goodrich, to run Chicago-Green Bay weekly

1860, August In grain trade Buffalo & Oswego

1860, September Struck by unidentified vessel & run on reef 20 miles

south of Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron; released &

towed to Detroit for complete overhaul (including

engine, boiler & machinery - hull plated with sheet

iron for winter use)

1860, November 21 Arrived Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1860, November 23 Chartered by Detroit & Milwaukee Railway Line,

departed for Grand Haven with freight & passengers

1860, November 24 Mistook Muskegon light for Grand Haven light & ran

on bar in storm; all crew, passengers & some cargo

saved; broke in two, complete wreck

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

WABASH VALLEY (1856, Propeller)
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WABASH VALLEY (1856, Propeller)