CLINTON, DEWITT (1836, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Fairbanks Church
Original Owner:
Sheldon Thompson et al.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
90hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
147'
Beam:
27.2'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
413
Final Disposition
Date:
16 Jun 1869
How:
Broken up for scrap.
History

Built primarily as a freighter.

1836, Jul 15 Launched as HIGHLANDER.

1836, Sep 16 Documented Buffalo, NY.

1836, Sep 15 Cleveland - Buffalo run.

1838, Jun Ran Buffalo - Chicago, 102 hrs.

1838, Sep Ran on reef, Little Beaver Island near Mackinaw.

1838, Nov Waited out storm 9 days at Manitou Islands.

1839, Oct 11 Anchored at Mulwaukee, WI, 4 passengers drowned trying to get ashore.

1839, Nov Broke shaft on Lake Erie.

1840 Rebuilt.

1842 Repairs & improvements.

1843, Jul Aground at Racine, WI; ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1844 Excursions Buffalo - Mackinaw Island - Sault St. Marie.

1846 Troy & Erie Line.

1847 Repairs.

1848, Jun 19 Enrolled Detroit; owned J.K. Wing, Bloomfield, OH et al.

1848, Mar Stuck in ice at Buffalo.

1848 - 49 Chartered to Michigan Central Railroad, ran Monroe - Buffalo.

1849 Detroit District.

1851, May 1 Hit a pier at Dunkirk, NY & sank with cargo brick, Lake Erie.

1852, May 26 Renewed & strengthened, ran as frieght boat Buffalo - Toledo, OH, also used for cattle transport.

1869, Jun 16 Broken up.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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CLINTON, DEWITT (1836, Steamer)