Engine Romm Guage Panel from steamer Cayuga
Cayuga Engine Room Guage panel. Recovered in the early 1960's and now beautifully restored. Built By the famous Globe Iron Works, Engine #183 went to the Cayuga, lost at sea after colliding with the Hurd. An amazing story from the James Reid Wrecking company follows the wreck.
Other names : none
Official no. : 126556
Type at loss : propeller, steel, bulk freight
Build info : 1889, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland
Specs : 290x41x13 2669g 1939n
Date of loss : 1895, May 10
Place of loss : near Skillagalee Shoals
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : collision
Loss of life : none
Carrying : oats & flour
Detail : Collided with wooden lumber hooker JOSEPH L. HURD(qv) in fog and narrow channel and sank. She had been bound Milwaukee for Buffalo. The crews of both vessels were rescued by the steamer MANOLA. A diver died trying to salvage her the next year, and Capt. Jim Reid's salvage company worked on her at great expense in 1899 & 1900, to no avail, though she was towed closer to shore while submerged. Some of the pontoons he used in an attempt to raise her are still attached to the wreck.
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