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
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:
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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)