TROY (1845, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Maumee City, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
David Stebbins
Master Carpenter:
F. N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
John Hollister, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Dimensions
Length:
182.6'
Beam:
27.6'
Depth:
11.4'
Tonnage (old style):
546
History

1845 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo-Toledo, OH in connection with railroads.

1846 New engine installed, Buffalo; owned Richard Sears, et al, Buffalo.

1847, May Engine disabled, Lake Erie; towed to Buffalo, repaired.

1849, May Damaged bottom off Sandusky, OH; repaired leak, Sandusky.

1850, Mar 23 Boiler exploded while entering Buffalo Harbor, 12 killed, 2 drowned, 6 badly scalded.

1850, May Repaired, thoroughly overhauled.

1852 Owned William Forsythe, et al, Buffalo.

1853 Ran Cleveland and Toledo, Connecting with Michigan Southern Railroad.

1854 Sold at U. S. Marshalls Auction Bought by Vincent B. Dwell, Buffalo.

1855 Used as Ferry Boat Buffalo-Fort Erie, ONT.

1859 Owned Buffalo and Lake Huron Railway Co., Buffalo; ran Goderich, ONT-Chicago.

1861 Withdrawn from service, scrapped.

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

TROY (1845, Steamer)
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TROY (1845, Steamer)