CLAY, HENRY (1825, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1825
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James L. Barton
Original Owner and Location:
James L. Barton et al, Black River & Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
60hp engine, Robert McQueen Works, New York City.
Dimensions
Length:
125'
Beam:
27'
Depth:
9' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
301
Capacity:
500 passengers; 72 berths
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo River, Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 Nov 1835
How:
Driven ashore & damaged.
Notes:
Laid up & abandoned.
History

1825, Jun 9 Launched; 4th steamer enrolled Buffalo Creek District, NY; ran Buffalo - Detroit.

1826(1830?), Aug 1 Broke shaft.

1827, Jun Trip to Green Bay, WI (3rd steamer to Lake Michigan) & Sault Ste. Marie, MI (1st steamer to Sault).

1830 Owned Walter Norton et al, Buffalo.

1830, Sep Grounded Green Bay.

1832 Chartered by government to carry troops to Black Hawk war in Illinois & Wisconsin; aborted at Detroit by cholera outbreak.

1835, Nov 11 Driven ashore.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Lytle List
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

CLAY, HENRY (1825, Steamer)
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