PRINCETON (1845, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Perrysburg, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: 2 stacks; first Lakes propeller with upper cabing & twin screws.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Samuel Hubbell
Original Owner and Location:
John Hollister et al, Buffalo, NY
Ownership Notes:
Amos Pratt
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Horizontal (Locomotive)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
2 direct acting horizontal engines; twin screws; 24 x 24"; St. Prison, Auburn, NY; boiler 6 x 14'.
Dimensions
Length:
177' 10"
Beam:
24' 6"
Depth:
10' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
455 73/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Van Buren Point or Barcelona, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Apr 1854
Final Depth:
55'
How:
Sank
Final Cargo:
Farm implements, stoves, general.
Notes:
Bound for Detroit; damaged by ice; became waterlogged, blown on reef; wrecked; abandoned by crew, sank; much of cargo & machinery salvaged fall of 1855; last owned J.L. Hurd & Co.
History

1845, Mar 17 First launched.

1845, May 16 First enrolled Buffalo Creek, NY.

1845 Ran Buffalo to Chicago, IL with mates SAMSON, HERCULES, & ST. LOUIS.

1847, Jun 10 Collided with BUNKER HILL near Conneaut, OH., Lake Erie.

1848, Apr 17 Damaged by Lake Michigan gale; smokepipe broke off.

1848, Nov 1 Sunk brig EMPIRE 45 mi. off St. Clair River.

1850, Jun 17 Owned Lucian M. Smith, Buffalo.

1850, Nov 20 Owned John Hollister, Buffalo.

1851, Mar 24 Owned Eber Ward II et al, Port Huron, MI.

1851, Jun 5 Sunk schooner MACKINAW in collision; no details.

1852, Apr 21 Ashore near Erie, PA., Lake Erie.

1852, Nov Driven ashore in gale.

1853, Apr 5 Carried Great Western Railway freight, Buffalo to Chicago.

1853, Nov 9 Keel injured by running on snag or sunken wreck, Lake Ontario; repaired Buffalo.

1854, Feb Operated by L.L. Hurd & co.

1854, Apr 20 Damaged by ice; sunk.

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

PRINCETON (1845, Propeller)
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PRINCETON (1845, Propeller)