SUPERIOR (1822, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1822
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black Rock, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 1 stack The second steamer on the Lakes
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Noah Brown
Original Owner and Location:
Noah Brown, et.al., Black Rock, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
40 x 48" engine, Robert McQueen, New York, New York; 1818, from WALK IN THE WATER
Dimensions
Length:
126.5'
Beam:
28.67'
Depth:
10.5'
Tonnage (old style):
346.4
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Michigan City, Indiana, Lake Michigan
Date:
22 Oct 1843
Final Cargo:
Wheat
Notes:
While loading cargo at dock in gale, her lines parted & drove ashore; repeatedly broke up & became total loss
History

1822, May 13 First enrolled, New York

1822-1827 Ran Detroit, Michigan to Buffalo

1822, August 14 Disabled near Cleveland, Ohio, Lake Erie; repaired at

Buffalo

1823, September 27 Damaged in gale, no detail

1824, April 28 Owned Asa H. Center, et.al., Buffalo Creek, New York

1826 Reported rebuilt

1827, April 20 Owned Jahaziel Sherman, Buffalo

1827, November 6 Aground Sandusky Bay, Ohio, Lake Erie; released

1828, Fall Laid up at Buffalo Creek

Winter of 1829-1830 Rebuilt with new boilers by Beals, Mayhew &

Company, Buffalo; returned to Detroit & Buffalo

service

1831, June 5 Damaged in storm at Black River, Ohio, Lake Erie

1831, January 9 Owned William T. Pease, et.al., Buffalo

1832 Chartered by U.S. War Department during Black Hawk War

1833 Engine removed & put into WATERLOO

1834, April 9 Owned Jacob A. Barker, et.al., New York

1837, October 31 Rebuilt as full-rigged ship, Havre, Michigan; William

McHollister (?), master carpenter; 1 deck, 3 masts,

128 x 29 x 10.67; 358.93 old tons; owned Harry

Whitsker, Havre

1840, May 27 Owned Gibson T. Williams, et.al., Buffalo

1841, April 19 Owned Samuel W. Hawes, Buffalo, et.al.

1841, October 11 Owned Phillip Allen, Buffalo

1843, June 24 Owned George A. Moore (Morre?), Buffalo

1843, October 22 Ashore & wrecked, Michigan City, Indiana, Lake

Michigan

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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SUPERIOR (1822, Steamer)