CASPIAN (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Samuel & Eber B. Ward
Master Carpenter:
John L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel & Eber B. Ward, Newport & Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
60 x 120" engine driving, 30'6" paddlewheels; engine from steamer CANADA(1846).
Dimensions
Length:
251' 8"
Beam:
31' 4"
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
921 51/95
Capacity:
300 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati Railway piers, Cleveland, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
1 Jul 1852
How:
Wrecked in storm.
Notes:
Torn from moorings, driven into piers, broke up, & sank. 1853, Apr Machinery salavaged, hull flattened by dynamite. Engine into E.K. COLLINS, then to PLANET & NORTHWEST.
History

1851, Sep 19 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Detroit to Buffalo, NY.

1852 Ran Cleveland, OH, Detroit, & Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1852, Jun Broke shaft on Lake Erie, repaired Detroit.

1852, Jul 1 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Great Lakes News
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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CASPIAN (1851, Steamer)