TOWNSEND, CHARLES (1834, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1834
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 2 stacks
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Carrick & Bidwell
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Townsend & George Coit, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
40 x 48" engine; 60hp; Robert McQueen, New York City, NY, 1818; originally from WALK IN THE WATER, than into SUPERIOR.
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
312 58/95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1849
How:
Dismantled.
History

1834, Spring First launched.

1834-40 Ran Buffalo, NY to Detroit, MI.

1835, Nov 18 Ashore in storm, Lake Erie.

1836 Owned John S. Kimberly et al.

1838 Owned John Pease et al.

1840-41 Laid up with other early steamers at Tonawanda, NY.

Post 1841 Likely used as towboat on Niagara River.

1849 Condemned; 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

TOWNSEND, CHARLES (1834, Steamer)
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