PENINSULA (1849, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vickers Landing, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.P. Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
John T. Hunt & Henry M. Roby, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
154' 7"
Beam:
22'
Depth:
10' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
354.79
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sawtooth Reef near Eagle River, Michigan, Lake Superior
How:
Wrecked in storm
Final Cargo:
General merchandise & 2000 kegs powder
History

1849, June 28 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan; ran Detroit to Buffalo, New

York; some trips to Sault

1849, October 1 Ashore Rondeau, Ontario; towed to Cleveland by steamer

LONDON

1851 Ran Cleveland to Soo in connection with NAPOLEON, INDEPENDENCE, &

MONTICELLO

1852, May 7 Owned Eber B. & Sam Ward, Newport (Marine City), Michigan

& Sheldon McKnight, Detroit

1853, April 14 Owned Sheldon McKnight, Detroit; ran on Lake Superior

1853, September Dragged anchors on piers Ontonagon

1854, May 1 Enrolled Mackinac, Michigan

1854, November 6 Wrecked, Lake Superior

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

PENINSULA (1849, Propeller)
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PENINSULA (1849, Propeller)