ONTARIO (1817, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1817
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sackett's Harbor, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: First steamboat to ply on any of the Great Lakes One of the earliest boats to have walking beam Modeled after SEA HORSE
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Asahel (Ashel) Roberts
Original Owner and Location:
Hunter, Crane, et.al., Sackett's Harbor, New York
Ownership Notes:
Samuel F. Hooker, Sackett's Harbor Elisha Camp, Sackett's Harbor Captain M.T. Woolsey, Schenectady, New York Erie Lusher, Ogdensburg, New York Charles Smith, Albany, New York Dosrser William M. Sands General Jacob Brown
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
34 x 48" engine, Daniel Dod, Elizabethtown, New Jersey 20' wheels
Dimensions
Length:
112'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
8' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
231.57
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Oswego, New York
Date:
  1832
How:
Dismantled
History

Plied Lake Ontario between Lewiston & Ogdensburg, New York, until 1832

1817, April First launched

1817, April 11 First enrolled Sackett's Harbor, New York

1820 Hard aground, Oswego Harbor, New York

1826 Ran onto shoal in fog, Thousand Islands, Saint Lawrence River

1826 New boiler, Sexton

1828, Fall Laid up Hanford's Landing, Genessee River, New York

Winter of 1828-1829 Engine into steamer MARTHA OGDEN

Late 1829 Nearly foundered in violent storm off Fort Niagara

1831, May 1 Owned Ontario & Saint Lawrence Steamboat Company,

Incorporated

1832 Dismantled

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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ONTARIO (1817, Steamer)