Vessel Name
Oneida 
Vessel Type
Propeller (1862-1893) 
Nationality
American (1862-1893) 
Year Built
1862 
Place Built
Buffalo, New York 
Launch Date
4/26/1862 
Official Number
U.S.- 18888 
Builder Name
William Crosthwaite 
Hull Type
Wood 
Number of Masts
1 (1862) 
Bow Type
Plain Head 
Major Repairs
 
Rebuilt
"1. 1887, Buffalo, New York; 2. 1892; " 
Other Names
  
Record Number
26393 
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Number Date District Type Reason for Issuance Surrendered
675-23-1862BuffaloPENew VesselBuffalo 8-14-1863
1588-14-1863BuffaloPEChanged OwnerBuffalo 9-3-1863
1679-3-1863BuffaloPEChanged OwnerBuffalo 5-1-1865
985-1-1865BuffaloPERemeasured (Readmeasured)Buffalo 4-10-1874
1974-10-1874BuffaloPEChanged OwnerBuffalo 4-13-1882
764-13-1882BuffaloPEChanged OwnerBuffalo 8-23-1884
98-23-1884BuffaloPEChanged OwnerBuffalo 4-14-1887
484-14-1887BuffaloPETonnage ChangedSt. Paul 4-30-1888
104-30-1888St. PaulPEChanged OwnerPort Huron 9-20-1888
329-20-1888Port HuronPEChanged OwnerPort Huron 12-13-1889
5412-13-1889Port HuronPEChanged OwnerPort Huron 7-8-1891
87-8-1891Port HuronPEChanged OwnerPort Huron 10-6-1892
4410-6-1892Port HuronPERebuiltPort Huron 10-25-1893
(Vessel Burned)
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Gross Net Registered Year
787 + 26/95-1862
"1,070.50"928.54-1865
887.89745.93-1887
719.24569.62-1892
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"a. Propeller, Oneida (1862-1893)"

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Length Width Depth Year
"200'8"""31'"13'3"""-1862
200.3'31.4'12.1'-1865
200.3'31.7'12'-1887
-1892
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"Rounds, W. H., (1863); Alwood, S. N., (1865); Drake, J., (1874); Chatterson,C., (1884); Thornton, Sam, (1887); Davidson, James E., (1888-1892); "

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"Palmer, Rufus C., (1862-1863); Kilderhouse, John, (1862); Root, B. A., (1863-1865); Western Transportation Company, (1863-1874); McInnes, Charles, (1874-1884); Allen, Jr., J., (1874); Dimmick, L., (1884-1888); Maxwell, J. C., (1888-1889); Davidson, James E., (1888-1893); "

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"1. 10/00/1862, below Algonac, St. Clair River, ashore and released; 2. 10/14/1866, off Chicago, collision, (sank Schooner, Hiawatha), repaired; 3. 5/00/1868, Marble Head, Lake Erie, ashore and released, $24,800 loss; 4. 5/00/1869, ran foul of a dock at Detroit and damaged her stern, repaired; 5. 7/00/1869, Chicago, collision, (Schooner, Argo), and repaired, $600 loss; 6. 5/9/1870, Long Point, Lake Erie, ashore and released, $6,500 loss; 7. 11/7/1872, at mouth of Detroit River, ashore and released; 8. 8/00/1873, head of Belle Isle, Detroit River, ashore and released, $400 loss; 9. 6/00/1874, Detroit, collision, (Scow, Nelie), repaired, $100 loss; 10. 10/31/1883, 5 miles from Clayton, St. Lawrence River, struck a rock sank and raised; 11. 8/20/1893, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie, caught fire and burned; The hull washed ashore near Erie, Pennsylvania, and went to pieces; Boiler and part of the hull was still visible on the beach in 1958; "

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"1882-1883, she was reduced from a package to a bulk freighter, but retained arches; Machinery: Direct actine engine built by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, New York; Cylinder: 36"" diamaeter x 3' stroke; She was lost in 1893;"

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"1. Master Abstracts: Buffalo, New York; 2. Enrollment: Buffalo, New York; 3. Early American Steamers, Vol. IV; 4. Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes, (1863-1873), Record Group 26, Records of the United States Coast Guard: 5. Captain J. W. Hall, Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869: 6. Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States, 1790-1868; (The Lytle-Holdcamper List); 7. Wright's Master Sheet; 8. John Poole's notes; 9. Chicago Inter Ocean: 12/25/1874: 10. Toronto Globe: 12/4/1883;"