ST. LAWRENCE (1848, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Original Owner and Location:
M.W. Browne, Hamilton, Ontario
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
125.3'
Beam:
25.4'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (old style):
336.115
Capacity:
11,000 bushels
History

1848, June 30 Enrolled Oswego, New York; Oswego to Chicago grain trade

1850, August 31 Owned Moses & E.G. Merrick, Oswego

1851, September 12 Collision with brig PILGRIM in Detroit River

1852, December 15 Sold Canadian, C33474; 147 x 24 x 8', 290 tons

1855, September Ashore & waterlogged, mouth of Niagara River with

wheat, flour & pork; Lake Ontario

1857 Large repairs; owned Hooker, Jacques & Company, Montreal

1858, May Damaged in running rapids on St.Lawrence River

1863 Large repairs; owned Jacques, Tracy & Company, Montreal

1865 Ran Montreal to Chicago

1867, July 5 Sunk, St.Lawrence River

1870 Ran Toledo to Montreal with grain

1871 New stanchions & bulwarks

1872 Piston broke near Main Ducks

1873, October 19 Burned, Edwardsburg Canal, near lock 26

1878, August 27 Holed near Point Pelee; towed to Malden

1878, October 19 Hull burned, Cardinal

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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ST. LAWRENCE (1848, Propeller)