OREGON (1845, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
John L. Wolverton
Master Carpenter:
Zadoc Pangborn
Original Owner and Location:
John P. Phillips, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
6
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24" x 48" x 9', 650hp "clipper" engine built by Litch & Co., Pittsburg, PA.
Dimensions
Length:
203' 6"
Beam:
30'
Depth:
13' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
781 5/95
History

Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1845, May 7 Launched.

1845, Sep 28 Crashed into Cleveland pier, OH.

1846, Sep Two iron lifeboats - 100 person capacity; first on Lakes.

1848, Apr 18/19 Lost smokestacks & damaged in Lake Erie storm.

1847, Jun Collided with brig EMPIRE, Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron; towed to & repaired at Thunder Bay Island.

1847, Oct 6 Collided with propeller PHOENIX near Cleveland, Lake Erie.

1848, Feb Owned Captain George L. Chapman.

1849, Oct Broke rudder off Sheboygan, WI, Lake Michigan.

1850, Jan 19 Burned in winter quarters, Chicago, IL, Lake Michigan.

1850, Apr Hull raised by Durfee; to be rebuilt at Averill Shipyard.

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

OREGON (1845, Steamer)
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