First iron vessel ever on Great Lakes, assembled Buffalo, NY.
1843 December 21 First launched.
1844 October 18 Aground Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie; got off.
1845 Rebuilt as sidewheel steamer; 97 x 18.6 x 8; 130 old style tons. Renamed SURVEYOR.
1845 - 1878 Surveyed upper Lakes harbors for U.S. Government.
1878 Sold out of US Government service.
1878, Apr 5 Crockett McElroy, St. Clair renamed JULIA, US75987 100 x 18.2 x 8.2, 102.59 gross tons, passenger steamer on St. Clair, River, MI.
1882, Jun 9 CR. Freyberg, Sheboygan, WI 105.59 gross tons & 51.30 net tons, rafting tug (sidewheel).
1888, Oct 26 Abandoned at Sheboygan, "unfit for service", sunk in outer harbor.
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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