EUPHRATES (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Joseph W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Buffalo & Toledo Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Company owned by New York Central Railroad.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
178'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
11' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
587 35/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bar off Sandusky Harbor.
Lake Erie.
Date:
23 May 1862
How:
Grounded & leaking.
Notes:
Broke up, machinery later salvaged.
History

1856, Jul 29 Enrolled District of Buffalo Creek.

1857, May 23 Sailed under Toledo Line; owned New York Central & Northern Indiana Railroads.

1857, Oct Collided with schooner C. J. ROEDER.

1859 Enrolled Buffalo Creek District.

1860, Mar 17 Sailed under Buffalo, Cleveland, Sandusky & Toledo Line of Western Transportation Co.

1861, Mar 30 Expanded to Buffalo, Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit & Green Bay Line of propellers.

1862 Skipper Capt. Parsons.

1862, May 13 Stuck on bar while attempting to enter Sandusky harbor, sprang leak; broke up.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
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
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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EUPHRATES (1856, Propeller)