DOLE, GEORGE W. (1838, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1838
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Calvin Case
Original Owner and Location:
Newberry & Dole & the Michigan Lake Steamboat Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Dimensions
Length:
125'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
7.5'
Tonnage (old style):
162 22/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1856
How:
Sunk.
History

1838 Chicago & St. Joseph run; Lake Michigan.

1838, Oct Michigan City & Milwaukee run.

1839, Aug 3 Enrolled Detroit, MI; owned Oliver Newberry et al, Detroit.

1839, Aug Chicago, Michigan City, & St. Joseph run.

1840, Jun Burned, Lake Michigan; returned to Chicago.

1843, Aug 11 Enrolled Detroit; owned Oliver Newberry et al.

1843, Sep 12 Buffalo, NY & Detroit, MI run.

1846 Mar Sank Buffalo Creek, Buffalo, NY.

1846, Jun 23 Raised.

1846 Taken to Detroit; rebuilt as schooner; 175 16/95 tons.

1847, May 1 Owned Benjamin S. Goodsell et al, Detroit; 125'6" x 19'3" x 7'3".

1848, Oct St. Joseph & Buffalo run; grain cargo.

1850, Apr 15 Ashore Grand River, MI with schooner MINNESOTA & brig ENTERPRISE.

1856 Sank, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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DOLE, GEORGE W. (1838, Steamer)