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
Power:
Sail
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:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
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
Peter J. VanderLinden
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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)