WISCONSIN (1838, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1838
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Conneaut, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
George W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
James C. Evans, et.al., Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
60 x 108" stroke, 385hp, built by J. Birbeck, New York, New York, 1825 From Hudson River Ships, Ohio & Constitution 27'6" wheels
Dimensions
Length:
157'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
11' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
490
Final Disposition
Final Location:
West Sister Light, Lake Erie
Date:
24 Aug 1853
How:
Collision
Notes:
Collided with propeller BRUNSWICK, sank within ten minutes, crew all safe, picked up by BRUNSWICK
History

1838 Enrolled at Buffalo, New York; ran Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee &

Chicago

1840 Aground at Mackinac, released by steamer GREAT WESTERN

1842, October In collision with schooner KINNE on Lake Huron

1842, November Ashore near Chicago; released

1844 Owned Samuel Gelston, et.al., Buffalo; rebuilt, lengthened,

218'8" x 30 x 14, 887 old measure; now one of the largest &

fastest boats on the Great Lakes

1845 Owned Stephan Card, Buffalo

1846 Owned E.S. Prosser & Company, Buffalo

1846 Owned Edward Whittaker, et.al., Buffalo

1847, September 4 In collision with steamer NILE, on Lake Huron;

repaired

1852 Owned T.J. Titus, et.al., Buffalo

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

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