Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 5538
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 135.16
Width 25.66
Depth 11.00
Gross Tonnage 440.00
Net Tonnage 388.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Reduced from packagefreight/passenger propeller to lumber carrier, 1890 (385 gross - 282 net).
History Broke machinery while traveling on Lake Michigan in July 1871, $2,000 loss. Damaged by collision in Chicago Harbor in May 1873, $10,000 loss. In collision with schooner KNIGHTS TEMPLAR at Oswego, NY, $400 loss. Ran aground on Feather Bed Shoal, Straits of Mackinac, $500 loss. Ran aground at Fighting Island, Lake Erie, on March 23, 1882. On December 4, 1893, ran aground at Toledo, OH. Caught fire, sank, and raised again at Toledo; $5,000 loss. Sank and raised at Cleveland, OH, on May 23, 1906.
Disposition Foundered about fifteen miles off Huron, OH, near Pelee Island, Lake Erie, on September 27, 1906, with consorts NEGAUNEE, MONTPELIER, and DONALDSON in tow; two lives lost. NEGAUNEE also lost. Crew of CITY OF CONCORD made Cedar Point in yawl boat. Crew from steamer VISITOR removed the spars on November 7, 1906.

Build Information

Builder E. M. Peck
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1868-07-16


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
A. French1873-10-07U.S.5538
B. Mills1902-01-01U.S.5538
F. Hebner1891-06-15U.S.5538
Frank Herbern1883-01-01U.S.5538
H. McNorman1895-09-26U.S.5538
Mills Estate1906-09-27U.S.5538
N. Mills1901-04-291906-09-27U.S.5538
Northern Transportation Company1868-09-191876-03-10U.S.5538
Philo Chamberlain1868-09-19U.S.5538
Vermont Central Railroad1871-01-011873-10-07U.S.5538
W. F. Botsford1881-04-051882-04-13U.S.5538
W. Schafer1906-09-27U.S.5538
W. W. Ellsworth1880-04-16U.S.5538