SUPERIOR (1845, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Perrysburg, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Captain Samuel Hubbell
Original Owner and Location:
Captain D. Wilkinson, et.al., Maumee River, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from sidewheeler COMMODORE PERRY
Dimensions
Length:
191'
Beam:
27' 8"
Depth:
11' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
567.18
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pictured Rocks, Michigan, Lake Superior
Date:
30 Oct 1856
How:
Stranded
Final Cargo:
Freight & 30 passengers
Notes:
Rudder broken in storm & she was thrown into shallows of Pictured Rocks, Michigan; Around 30-50 died Reportedly went to pieces within 15 minutes Wreck site is a popular dive target
History

1845, July 22 First launched

1845 First enrolled Maumee City, Ohio

1845-1849 Ran between Buffalo, New York & Chicago, Illinois

1845, October 7 Shaft refitted

1849, March 21 Repaired at Buffalo

1849, May 11 Ran into propeller CALIFORNIA while entering Chicago

harbor, Lake Michigan

1849, May 14 Broke her shaft off Silver Creek, Lake Michigan ?; towed

back to Chicago for repairs

1849, October 20 Ran into brig GENERAL WORTH off Fox Island, Lake

Michigan

1850, 1851 Ran between Buffalo & Toledo, Ohio

1851, June 7 Reportedly ran into steamer ALABAMA, no detail

1852, April 22 Ashore west of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Lake Erie

1852, July 19 Ashore Point aux Pelee, Ontario, Lake Erie; got off

without damage

1852, October 15 Collided with & sunk schooner LOWLAND LASS near

Dunkirk, New York, Lake Erie

1853, Spring Newly fitted; owned W.H. Forsyth, Cleveland

1853 Ran between Cleveland, Ohio & Toledo with steamer TROY

1854, November 24 Chartered by Clement's Line as freight boat

1855, September 18 Reported ashore near south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

Lake Michigan

1856, August Burned at dock, La Pointe, Wisconsin; repaired

1856, October 30 Stranded, Pictured Rocks, Michigan, Lake Superior;

last owned A.T. Spencer & Company & C.S. Hubbard &

Company, Chicago

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 (1845, Steamer)