Site Description

  • Steamer
  • 160ffw 53m
  • 138ft Length
  • Long Point, Lake Erie
  • 42 27.476 80 01.021

Chronological Histroy #

  • 1846, Jun 10 Enrolled Cleveland; Buffalo & Chicago route.
  • 1848 Same owner; rebuilt; 166’5″ x 24’1″ x 11′; 428 77/95 tons; 3 decks; 1 mast.
  • 1848, Jul 3 Towed sinking schooner CADET into Buffalo.
  • 1848, Jul 7 Towed capsized schooner GALLINIPPER into Beaver Island harbor, Lake Michigan.
  • 1848, Oct Collision with steamer ARROW on Lake Erie; both vessels damaged.
  • 1849, Aug Broke shaft in engine on Lake Michigan; towed to Chicago by propeller OHIO.
  • 1850 Owned E.T. Sterling et al, Cleveland.
  • 1850, Oct In collision with steamer ST. LOUIS on Lake Erie.
  • 1851, Dec Lost rudder; ashore at entrance to Fairport, OH harbor; released & repaired.
  • 1852 Owned Oliver C. Knight, Cleveland.
  • 1852, Nov 11 Capsized Lake Erie.

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Buffalo Enquirer 
      August 21, 1893, 7-4  #

Chicago, Aug. 21 – The stmr. ONEIDA which was burned yesterday on Lake Erie was insured for $27,000 divided between most of the general agencies. She was owned by Capt. James Davidson of Bay City, Mich.

Port Huron Daily Times 
      Monday, August 21, 1893  #

The steam barge ONEIDA, bound from Buffalo to Bay City, light, caught fire when in Midlake about 15 miles off Ripley. The boat was turned to shore but the crew was driven off because of the flames. All the crew was safe ashore and the boat came ashore 2 miles east of Northeast Pennsylvania and was burned to the water’s edge. She was owned by Davidson of Bay City and was originally built in 1862 and rebuilt twice. She was valued at $40,000

Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1885 #

Steam screw ONEIDA. U. S. No. 18888. Of 1070.50 tons gross; 928.54 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 862. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 200.3 x 31.7 x 12.0.

Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1891 #

Steam Screw ONEIDA. U. S. No. 18888. Of 887.89 tons gross; 745.93 tons net. built in 1862 at Buffalo, N.Y. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 200.3 x 31.7 x 12.0 
   

It’s speculated that this is the wreck Oneida, which sank on November 11, 1852, with all hands (approximately 20).

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