SENECA (1842, Barge)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo/ Geneva, NY
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
92' 2"
Beam:
13' 9"
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (old style):
72 83/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago River, Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Oct 1855
How:
Explosion.
Final Cargo:
Vessel in tow.
Notes:
Boiler explosion in Chicago River while towing brig LANSING; 2 lives lost.
History

Used as ferry Detroit, MI to Belle Isle, Detroit River.

1847, Jul 21 Owned John B. Johnson, Geneva, NY; rebuilt as sidewheel steamer.

1848, Jan 22 For sale at Buffalo, NY; later in ferry service Waterloo to Grand Island.

1849, Sep 20 Owned Gauthier, Chicago.

1849, Nov Towing at Chicago; smallest steamer to run Buffalo to Chicago.

1851, Nov Burned, Chicago.

1853, Jun Sprang leak, ran ashore & sank, Chicago.

1853, Oct 5 Collision with tug KOSSUTH near Madison St. Bridge.

1854 Owned A. Guthrie, Chicago District.

1855, Oct 15 Explosion Lake Michigan; Owned Wardell Guthrie, Chicago.

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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SENECA (1842, Barge)