CONEMAUGH (1880, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
125858
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: One stack. Sister ships LYCOMING (1880)& CONESTOGA (1878).
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler
Master Carpenter:
F. N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie, PA.
Ownership Notes:
Anchor Line.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 & 54 x 36", 500hp @ 80rpm engine, H. G. Trout, Buffalo, NY, 1880. 11 1/2' x 11', 100# scotch boiler, M. Riter, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
251.3'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
15.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1609.52
Tonnage (net):
1453.11
Capacity:
1900 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Point Pelee.
Lake Erie.
Date:
21 Nov 1906
How:
Ran aground in storm.
Final Cargo:
Package freight.
Notes:
21 Crew escaped; deck load salvaged.
History

Ran Fairport, OH - Chicago, IL.

1880, Sep 14 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1880, Nov Sank, Straits of Mackinac, MI.

1881, Jun Broke crank pin, cylinders & bedplates off Lexington, MI; repaired at Pt. Huron; required new engine.

1883, May 26 Collided with schooner MOONLIGHT at Milwaukee, WI.

1883, Sep 26 Rescued East Saginaw crew.

1884, Jun 11 Aground at Cleveland in gale; released.

1891, Oct 21 Collided with & sank by steamer NEW YORK in Detroit River.

1899 251 x 36 x 26.

1906, Nov 21 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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CONEMAUGH (1880, Package Freighter)