MINERAL ROCK (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
16622
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Van Slyke (Slyck) & Notter
Master Carpenter:
C.A. Van Slyke (Slyck)
Original Owner and Location:
Wells D. Walbridge et.al., Buffalo.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Twin screw engine, Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, NY; originally from MONTICELLO. Firebox boiler. Two wheels & two engines.
Dimensions
Length:
171.7'
Beam:
27.2'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (old style):
552 7/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Huron, MI.
St. Clair River. Lake Huron
Date:
 Mar 1896
How:
Dismantled.
History

Ran Detroit, MI, Buffalo, NY & Lake Superior ports, primarily as freighter.

1856, May 2 Launched.

1856, May 17 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1856, May 30 Owned Sheldon McKnight, Detroit, MI.

1856, Oct Machinery broke, St. Clair Flats, MI.

1857, Jul 4 Brought wreck of B.L.WEBB to Detroit from Lake Superior

1857, Sep Ran on Manitou Island, Lake Superior & freed herself, repaired Copper Harbor, MI.

1858, May 11 Owned S.E. Walbridge, Detroit.

1858, Sep 11 Aground Elk Island, Lake Superior.

1860, Sep 26 Struck by unknown propeller off Thunder Bay Island, MI, Lake Huron.

1863 Owned J.T. Whiting, Detroit.

1863, Aug 19 Aground Portage River.

1864, May 2 Owned S.E. Walbridge, Kalamazoo, MI.

1865 Filled & sank in river, Maumee City, OH; raised & repaired.

1865 Owned J.T. Whiting & Co, Detroit.

1865, May 16 Readmeasured, Detroit 167.5 x 27.5 x 13.3', 719.58 gross tons.

1869, May 22 Owned Hugh Coyne, Detroit.

1869, Jul Towed COYNE.

1870 Towed three unknown barges.

1870, Nov 23 Owned Eber Ward, Detroit.

1873 Listed as steambarge.

1873, Jun 24 Owned Candler Brothers, Detroit.

1873, Oct 10 Ashore & wrecked off White Rock, Lake Huron; recovered.

1874, Jul 8 Laid up Bay City, MI.

1880, Mar 12 Converted to a steambarge for lumber trade; new wheels, boilers & engines.

1880, May 11 Rebuilt & tonnage reduced, 428.09 gross tons, 296.04 net tons.

1881, Spring Towed R.J.CARNEY, W.M.TREAT, & JOHN BREDEN.

1887 Towed barge GEORGE KELLY.

1890, Spring Towed barges S.BOLTON, SWEEPSTAKES, SENATOR & GRACE WATKINS.

1892, Apr 9 Owned Alvin Neal, Port Huron, MI.

1893, Apr 28 Owned John E. Mills & Frank D. Jenks, Port Huron.

1895, Sep 5 Dismantled by Wolverine Dry Dock Co, engines &

boilers removed; converted into tow barge for lumber trade.

1896, Mar Burned at dock, Marysville, MI; beached on Stag Island, MI; later dismantled at Port Huron.

1896, Dec 30 Documents surrendered, Port Huron, "abandoned as unfit for service."

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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MINERAL ROCK (1856, Propeller)