C Patrick Labadie Collection
  • Package Freight Propeller
  • 20ffw 6m
  • 250ft Length
  • Point Pelee, Lake Erie
  • 41 54.570     82.30.655

Chronological History

  • 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.

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

Buffalo Evening News 
      November 24, 1906   #

STEAMER CONEMAUGH IS A TOTAL LOSS. 
Cleveland, Nov. 24. — The steamer CONEMAUGH, which is ashore at Point Pelee, according to reports, is broken in two and will be a total loss. The tug FRANK W. with a lighter, which was sent from here to take eight cars of dry goods off the wrecked steamer, was forced to put back, as there was too much sea for a tug to handle a lighter. Another start will be made as soon as the sea goes down. 

Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List 
      Institute for Great Lakes Research 
      Perrysburg, Ohio  #

CONEMAUGH. Built Aug. 1880 Package Freight Propeller – Wood Sub-contracted to Frederick N. Jones. U. S. No. 125858 1609 gt -1453 nt 251′ x 36′ x 15.3′ 
Stranded on Point Pelee, Ontario, Lake Erie, November 21, 1906.

Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year, 1907  #

Steam screw CONEMAUGH. U. S. No. 125858. Of 1,609 tons gross. Built 1880. With 21 persons on board, she was stranded on Point Pelee, Lake Erie, on November 21, 1906. No lives lost  

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885 #

  Steam screw CONEMAUGH. U. S. No. 125858. Of 1609.52 tons gross; 1453.11 tons net. Built 1880 at Bay City, Mich. Of 1,000 nominal horse-power. 

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