ST. JOSEPH (1846, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1 or 2
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner:
Oliver Bugbee, et.al.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Buffalo Steam Engine Works, two screw engines, 100hp each, cylinders having a triangular motion
Dimensions
Length:
170' 1.5"
Beam:
26' 10.5"
Depth:
10' 6.75"
Tonnage (old style):
460
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fairport, Ohio, Lake Erie
Date:
4 Nov 1856
Notes:
Ashore 6 miles east of Fairport
History

1846, May 12 Enrolled Buffalo, New York

1847, April Grounded on entering Grand River

1851, November 1 Aground on Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron (also

reported as at Saginaw Bay, Michigan)

1853, November 26 Aground near Sheboygan River

1847, July 6 Owned Levi Allen

1849, April 7 Owned George H. Bryant

1851, July 28 Owned John Martin

1853, November 26 Aground Cheboygan River, Lake Huron; released (also

listed as Sheboygan River)

1854, October Ashore Middle Island, Lake Huron

1854, November Sunk in Chicago River

1854, December Repairs

1855, June 5 Owned S. Marlin

1856, May 6 Owned P.L. Sternburg

1856, May 6 Owned Western Transportation Company, Buffalo, New York

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ST. JOSEPH (1846, Propeller)