PEWABIC (1863, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1863
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Center arch from Keelson in her hold.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Peck and Masters
Original Owner and Location:
J.T. Whiting and Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 26.5 X 30" engines by Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. Two boilers 8 X 20' of 3/8". Two wheels 8.5' diameter.
Dimensions
Length:
200.24'
Beam:
31.07'
Depth:
12.44'
Tonnage (old style):
738 79/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Thunder Bay, 7 miles from Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
9 Aug 1865
Final Depth:
180'
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
180 passengers, copper.
Notes:
Bound Houghton, MI to Cleveland, OH, sunk in collision with propeller METEOR; 40 to 70 died. Many salvage attempts beginning 1880, several died in these attempts.
History

1863, Oct 6 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; pewabic is indian word for iron, ran on Lake Superior Line.

1865, May 8 Readmeasured Cleveland, OH 198 X 31 X 20.6', 979.07 gross tons.

1865, May 9 Change home port to Detroit, MI.

1865, Aug 9 Sank Lake Huron; one of worst disasters in history of Great Lakes.

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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