POCAHONTAS (1846, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta Shipyard
Master Carpenter:
F.N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Walter Joy, Buffalo
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
171' 9"
Beam:
24' 11"
Depth:
10'  4 1/2"
Tonnage (old style):
426 64/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Point, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
8 Apr 1862
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Flour, corn & general freight.
Notes:
Stranded in storm & wrecked; pounded to pieces by the 16th.
History

1846, Apr 6 Launched.

1846, May 7 First enrolled, Buffalo.

1847 Ran Detroit, MI & Buffalo.

1847, Sep 13 Collided with propeller RACINE near Grand River, ONT; part of her upperworks stove in.

1848-50 Ran Buffalo to Chicago, IL.

1850 Owned William Sutton.

1850, Mar 11 Buffalo Mutual Insurance Co. purchased half of shares.

1851, May 12 Grounded St. Clair Flats; repaired.

1852 Owned George B. Walbridge; lter owned Wells D. Walbridge.

1852, Oct 8 An engineer tangled in machinery & later died.

1853, Jun 2 Rescued crew of capsized schooner JOHN LILLIE with USS MICHIGAN off Grosse Point, Lake Michigan.

1854, Nov Ashore Grand Haven, MI.

1855, May 13 Ran ashore Detroit with 4' water while unloading cargo.

1855, Sep Collided with schooner PHILENA MILLS Detroit River; repaired.

1860 Owned Trustees of American Transportation Co., Buffalo.

1860, Apr 23 Owned W.M. Williams.

1860, May 2 Owned J.N. Galdner.

1860, Jun 7 Aground Sandwich Point. (?)

1862, Apr 8 Stranded in gale Long Point, ONT, Lake Erie.

1862, May 27 Documents surrendered.

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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POCAHONTAS (1846, Propeller)