GENERAL SCOTT (1839, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1839
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Fairbanks Church
Original Owner and Location:
Grillet & Desnoyer et al, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26" x 6" stroke engine.
Dimensions
Length:
131'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
200 40/95
History

1840 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Detroit & Buffalo, NY.

1840, Apr 25 Struck rock 15 miles above Buffalo; ran onto beach to prevent sinking.

1840, May Raised; repairs, Buffalo.

1841 Ran Detroit to Cleveland, OH.

1842 Ran Monroe, MI to Buffalo.

1842, Nov 19 Ran aground near Cedar Point, Lake Erie; frozen in ice; sent ashore for wood for steam to get into port.

1843 Ran Green Bay, WI to Mackinac, MI.

1844 Ran Detroit & Buffalo, also Mackinac to Sault Ste. Marie.

1845 Ran Green Bay, WI to Mackinac; lay up in Buffalo.

1846 Dry docked for overhaul; added cabins & upper deck saloon.

1846, Jun Boiler burst enroute to Mackinac, killing 2-3 firemen.

1846, Sep Owned Mansfield & Sandusky R.R. Co.; ran Detroit to Sandusky, OH.

1847, Aug Collision with schooner BALTIMORE leaving Sandusky harbor; little damage.

1848, Oct Sunk in collision with schooner STAR, Lake St. Clair; total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
F. E. Hamilton
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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GENERAL SCOTT (1839, Steamer)