OHIO (1848, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George W. Jones
Master Carpenter:
L.D. Burnell
Original Owner and Location:
Isaac L. Hewitt & William A. Adain, Cleveland & Elyria, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine supported by columns; engine built by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Works, OH 1848. 22' x 8' boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
159'  4 1/2"
Beam:
25'  9 1/2"
Depth:
11'  3 1/4"
Tonnage (old style):
441 66/95
Capacity:
4,000 barrels
History

Ran Buffalo, NY to Lake Michigan ports.

1850, Feb 19 Owned solely Isaac L. Hewitt, Cleveland, OH.

1850, Apr Grounded Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie.

1851, Apr 15 Owned Hiram Niles et al, Buffalo.

1851, Apr 20 Collided with propeller ALLEGHENY, Lake Huron.

1852 Collided with & sank schooner GEORGE WATSON, Lake Michigan.

1852, Nov 11 Ashore St. Clair River.

1854, Mar Damaged in Detroit River storm.

1855, May 15 Owned American Transportation Co., Buffalo.

1855, Oct Rescued crew of schooner IVANHOE, Lake Erie.

1859, Nov 6 Blew up & sank near Long Point, Lake Erie; 2 lost, 15 rescued.

1860, Apr 4 Documents surrendered, "vessel Lost".

Reportedly made a barge & used about 1870.

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

OHIO (1848, Propeller)
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OHIO (1848, Propeller)