VANDALIA (1841, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Package freighter; square stern; sloop rigged - extra large mainsail & 2 jibs
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Sylvester Doolittle
Original Owner and Location:
Sylvester Doolittle, et.al., Oswego, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
14 + 14 x 28', 50hp at 40rpm vertical direct acting engine designed by John Ericsson & built by C.C. Dennis, Auburn, New York Propellers - 6.33' diameter or 4'6" 55 pound steam boiler
Dimensions
Length:
91'
Beam:
20' 2"
Depth:
8' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
138.2
Capacity:
140 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Straits of Mackinac. Lake Michigan / Lake Huron
Date:
  1859
How:
Sunk by collision
History

1840, December Contract drawn up between Van Cleve & Ericsson for

propeller

1841, November First trip

1842-1850 Enrolled Oswego, New York

1842, Spring Passed through Welland Canal from Lake Ontario to Lake

Erie; first propeller to Upper Lakes; said to be fifth

propeller on Lake Ontario

1842, April 22/23 Collided with steamer LEXINGTON in Rideau Canal near

Kingston, Ontario

1843, October Ashore Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan

1845, June Broke wheel off Racine, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan

1845, September 8 Collided with schooner MITCHELL, Erie, Pennsylvania,

Lake Erie

1846, August 24 Rebuilt, 127'4" x 20'3" x 10'1.5", 248.71 tons; owned

W.Pierce & S.Farwell, Oswego, New York

1848, April 13 Owned Sylvester Doolittle, Oswego

1850, August 22 Grounded Milwaukee Harbor, Lake Michigan

1850 Rebuilt 188 tons

c1851 Sold Canadian

1851, October 27 Collided with & sunk by schooner FASHION, mouth of

Detroit River, Lake Erie

1856 Rebuilt, 360 tons; supposedly renamed MILWAUKEE

1859 Sunk by collision

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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VANDALIA (1841, Propeller)