1864                                               Ironsides                                         1873

Wooden twin screw Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Cleveland OH by Ira Lafrinier
Launched July 23, 1864

1 deck, coal-fired boilers, 2 low pressure direct acting engines,

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 16, 1864 (#70)
(old measurement rules – unreadable on enrollment copy), 937.00 tons     to:
John E. Turner, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Remeasured 1865 under Act of May 6, 1864 (new measurement rules) to 218.8 x 30.75 x 12.9, 1123.75 tons (to 2 decks)     US 12091  

Sold 1869 to Thomas M. Howe, Pittsburgh PA

Sold 1869 to Nathan Engelman, Milwaukee WI

Driven on bar Sept 15, 1873 and broke up 5 miles off Grand Haven MI, Lake Michigan.  Carrying cargo of general merchandise.  Sprang leak in storm, flooding her machinery spaces and putting out her fires.  Estimates of lives lost vary from 16 to 20 lost of 28 or 37 aboard.  Enrollment surrendered Sept 30, 1873.






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