AMERICA (1841, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagra, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Jas. Ewing
Original Owner:
Bethune
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
60hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
141'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
238
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wharf at Kingston, ONT. Lake Ontario
Date:
23 Oct 1874
How:
Sank.
Notes:
"...vessel had been condemned as worn out."
History

1842 Rochester-Toronto route with steamer GORE.

1854 Owned T. Maxwell & Co., Kingston.

1855, Jul 20 Collision with schooner, nearly cut in two, EMBLEM off Hamilton, Lake Ontario.

1858, Apr Sank at wharf, Hamilton.

1863 River tug, 407 tons; Owned Calvin & Breck, Garden Island.

1873 221 gross/109 net tons, 67hp; owned Calvin & Breck, Kingston.

1874, Oct 23 Sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Newspaper Clippings
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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AMERICA (1841, Steamer)