UNITED STATES (1835, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1835
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George W. Church
Original Owner and Location:
Harry Whitaker, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28" x 7', 160hp engine, Warden and Berney, Pittsburg, 1834 30' wheels
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
28' 4"
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
366 80/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY
Lake Erie
Date:
7 Mar 1849
How:
burned
Notes:
destroyed by fire at winter lay up
History

1835, Aug 20 Enrolled Sandusky; one of the first and last boats in season navigation; ran Buffalo, NY-Erie, PA, Cleveland, OH and Detroit, MI.

1835, Oct Record time Detroit-Green Bay,WI, 57 hours.

1835, Nov Collision with commodore PERRY, severe gale, Lake Erie.

1836, Aug 13 Owned Needham standard et al, Cleveland, OH.

1836, May 27 Stranded and filled 20 miles from Erie, PA

1838, Oct 1 One deck

1839, Aug Collision with steamer GREAT BRITIAN near mouth Genessee River

1839, Sep Ran Buffalo-Chicago, IL

1840 In ordinary, Cleveland

1841, Apr 7 Owned William F. Allen Jr. Cleveland et al; ran on Lake Ontario-Lewiston.

1843, Jun Machinery damaged; repaired Buffalo.

1844, Mar 7 Owned Harry Whittaker, Buffalo; repaired, extensive improvements; new hurricane deck.

1845 Record of one or more round trips Buffalo-Detroit, every month of the year.

1845, May Damaged, collision with schooner 14 miles from Buffalo

1846, Mar Locked in ice; upper works damaged, Buffalo harbor

1846, May Ran Buffalo-Sandusky

1847, Mar Rebuilt Cleveland, new boilers; ran Bufffalo-Toledo.

1848 Ran Buffalo-Detroit

1848, Dec 23 Owned Munger and Willard; wintered at Buffalo near Newman's Foundry

1849, Mar 7 Burned Lake Erie

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

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UNITED STATES (1835, Steamer)