BRITTON, L.L. (1854, Canalboat)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Amity, NY
Vessel Type:
Canalboat
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner and Location:
J.Q. Adams, New York City, NY
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
115
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles above Calumet River near Chicago.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
9 Jul 1861
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
1200 Railroad ties; 8 boxes fish.
Notes:
En route St. Joseph, MI - Chicago, IL, went ashore & broke up.
History

Reportedly first powered Erie Canal tug.

1857 - 59 Rebuilt from paddle wheeler to propeller.

1859 Came to Great Lakes.

1860, Sep 17 Repaired Green Bay, WI, damaged smoke stack.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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BRITTON, L.L. (1854, Canalboat)