ST. LAWRENCE (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Diagonal iron strapping
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Francis & Nelson Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel Henshaw & Harrison Fay, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
81 x 12' engine by Allaire Works, New York, New York Wheels, 38'
Dimensions
Length:
326' 10"
Beam:
40' 11"
Depth:
14' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
1844.41
History

1853, April 7 Launched; sister MISSISSIPPI

1853, July 5 Enrolled Buffalo; ran Sandusky, Ohio to Dunkirk &

Buffalo, New York

1853, July 20 Damaged in collision with QUEEN CITY near Buffalo

1855, September Stranded Fort Niagara, Ontario

1856 Owned Morris Hazard, et.al., Buffalo District

1857-63 Laid up

1862, October 6 Struck Buffalo breakwater in tow of tug MAGNET; was

just converted to barge; engine into FOH KIEN;

owned Abbott, Buffalo

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

ST. LAWRENCE (1853, Steamer)
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