RACINE (1856, Propeller)
Identification
Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
21708
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Wood arches
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Luther Moses, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Oscillating
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30 x 36" engine 8' x 21" boiler 10' Philadelphia propeller
Dimensions
Length:
193.5'
Beam:
30.3'
Depth:
12.4'
Tonnage (old style):
715.189
History

1856, October 28 Owned Charles Ensign, Buffalo, New York

1860 Owned Holt, Ensign & Company, Buffalo

1961, April 3 Given new stem at Cleveland

1862 Major repairs

1863 Owned Charles Ensign, Buffalo

1863 Collision & stranded, Straits of Mackinaw

1863, November Stranded off the Sheboygan River, Wisconsin

1864, April 30 Owned Bird A. Root

1864, August 9 Burned off Rondeau, Ontario, 8 lives lost;

owned Western Transportation Company

1866 Hull raised & towed to Cleveland

1866 Rebuilt at Tonawanda, New York by F.N. Jones as bark RACINE,

US21708, 197.7 x 30.4 x 11.8', 534 gross tons

1867, July 5 Owned William Hawkins, et.al., Buffalo

1867, August 27 Owned Mabell W. Frink, et.al., Buffalo

1868, November 9 Owned Franklin Lee, et.al., Buffalo

1871, July 26 Capsized off Beaver Island, Lake Michigan

1872, April 22 Owned Bartholomew McCabe, et.al., Buffalo

1873 Stranded, no detail

1873-74 Rebuilt as schooner-barge

1874, March 18 Owned John Powell, Bay City, Michigan

1874, May 15 Alexander Folson, et.al., Bay City, Michigan

1881 Rebuilt

1889, September 5 Owned John Powell, et.al., Bay City

1893, April 17 Owned Alvin Neal, et.al., Port Huron, Michigan

1893, August 10 Wrecked near Two Rivers, Wisconsin & sank, no detail

1893 Large repairs, steel arches

1898 Repaired, 3 masts

1900, March 23 Owned John F. Wedow, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio

1900 Recaulked

1901, April 26 Owned Alexander Hitchcock, Port Clinton Transportation

Company, Port Clinton, Ohio; 194.7 x 30.4 x 11.8',

534 gross tons

1904, June 4 Owned L.P. Smith, et.al., Cleveland

1904, June 22 Owned L.P. Smith, L.P. & J.A. Smith Company, Cleveland

1906, July 3 Owned J.A. Smith, Cleveland Dredge & Dock Company,

Cleveland

1907, March 5 Owned Oscar Jorsch, Duluth, Minnesota for Great Lakes

Dredge & Dock Company, New Jersey

1907, March 12 Enrollment surrendered, Duluth, "abandoned"

1910-1913 Owned Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company ?

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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RACINE (1856, Propeller)