DESPATCH (1842, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Hamilton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
144'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
8.6'
Tonnage (old style):
186
History

1847, Oct Ashore Gull Island, near Grand River.

1848 Ran Buffalo, NY - Port Stanley, ONT; rebuilt at Long Point, Lake Erie, 144 x 19 x 8.5'.

1848, Dec 3 Ashore Turkey Point, ONT; released.

1849, Oct 30 Sprang leak off Point Abino, repaired Buffalo; passengers & freight rescued by propeller MANHATTAN.

1850, May 6 Sank in collision with propeller COMMERCE above Port Maitland, 41 lives lost; 115 survivors rescued by HMS MINOT.

1851, Nov Seized at Detroit for Customs violations.

1851, Nov 17 Owned William Isbell, Detroit; 144 x 19 x 8.5', 225 50/95 tons.

1851, Nov 29 Owned Lorenzo M. Mason, Detroit; ran Detroit & St. Clair Rivers.

1852, Nov 8 Owned William Wilde & L.M. Mason, Detroit.

1853, Jan 21 Owned George Wylde, Mt. Clemens & L.M. Mason, Detroit.

1853, Apr 3 Owned William Wylde, Detroit.

1855, Mar 23 Rebuilt at Detroit.

1856, Apr 8 Owned William & George Wylde, Detroit.

1858, Jun 10 Owned George Jerome, Detroit; filled out as tug.

1859, Feb 19 Owned William Wylde, Detroit.

1859, Jun Sunk, Thames River, Chatham, ONT.

1860, Nov 18 Seized Sherriff's Sale, Chatham.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
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
Peter J. VanderLinden
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
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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DESPATCH (1842, Steamer)