MINNESOTA (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Maumee City, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Holt, Palmer & Co., Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
George W. Holt & Rufus C. Palmer.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
60" x 10' stroke, vertical side lever engine by Buffalo Steam Engine Works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
235'
Beam:
30' 10"
Depth:
10' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
749 45/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Summer Island, Green Bay.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
27 Sep 1861
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Corn.
Notes:
Stranded & wrecked.
History

1851, Apr 24 Enrolled at Buffalo; to run Buffalo & Chicago with stops at ports along the way.

1852 Damaged & in a sinking condition, beached at Belle Isle, Detroit River.

1853, Mar Pumped out & taken to dry dock for repairs, entire upper works rebuilt

1853, Oct 29 Ran aground at Malden, ONT, badly holed; raised & repaired.

1855 Collided with pier at Cleveland; repaired.

1855, May 11 Owned Sylvester Larned, Detroit.

1856, Mar 31 Owned A. Cutter & Schuyler Coye, Buffalo.

1856, May 9 Rammed by propeller JERSEY CITY, off Grand River, ONT, jettisoned deck cargo of whiskey & flour; repaired.

1856, May 26 Owned Lake Erie Transportation Co.

1857, Aug Aground West Sister Reef, Lake Erie.

1860, Nov 1 Owned Marcellus Kennedy & Silas Dakin, Medina, NY.

1861, Mar 16 Owned Robert R. Clark, Chicago; to run Chicago & Traverse Bay.

1861, Jun Aground Hog Island, Lake Michigan.

1861, Jul Collision with schooner W.H. CRAIG, Chicago.

1861, Sep 21 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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