ATLANTIC (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 1 mast; scroll head; plain stern; cost $105,000.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
John L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
E.B. Ward, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
60" x 132" Hogg & Delamater beam engine, New York City; 2 - 10' x 34' boilers; 32' diameter wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
265.7'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (old style):
1155 18/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Point; 6 miles above; 4 miles out.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Aug 1852
Final Depth:
150'
How:
Sank in collision.
Final Cargo:
Luggage, general merchandise.
Notes:
Collision with propeller OGDENSBURG.
History

1849, May 29 Enrolled Detroit, MI; owned E.B. Ward, et al.

1849 Made trip Detroit-Buffalo, 16 1/2 hrs, record time to date; chartered to Michigan Central Railway Co; running Detroit-Buffalo.

1850, Apr 13 Stranded, Pt. Pelee, Lake Erie; released with minor damage.

1852, Aug 20 Collision with propeller OGDENSBURG; sunk with 600 people aboard; 130 lives lost.

1853 Owner E.B. Ward; sued OGDENSBURG owners.

1853 Inventor Lodner Phillips attempted salvage dive in experimental submarine, sub lost in test dive & possibly recovered in 1991.

1854 One boiler raised by Isa Coffin.

1856, Jun 22 Diver Elliot P. Harrington recovered safe.

1859 Judgement in favor of E.B. Ward & Stephen M. Clement for $41,200.

1873, Jul 30 Attempt made to raise ATLANTIC.

1910, Aug 26 Another salvage attempt.

1991, Jun 26 Third salvage attempt.

1996, Dec 20 The Province of Ontario awarded ownership; MAR Dive Corp. of California appealing.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes News
F. E. Hamilton
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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