ROCHESTER (1838)


Year of Build:
1838
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Richmond City (Fairport), OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jared Lockwood
Master Carpenter:
A. Jones
Original Owner:
J. Goodman
Ownership Notes:
Built, Richmond City, finished, Cleveland; 1st steam whistle on lakes 1847 by chief engineer William McCae or McGee
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
190hp engine, S. Hathaway, Cleveland, OH
Dimensions
Length:
158.5'
Beam:
27.6'
Depth:
11.6'
Note on Dimensions:
alternate depth: 7.6'
Tonnage (old style):
472 41/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Erie, PA near Girard, PA
Lake Erie
Date:
  1873
How:
wrecked
Notes:
7 lives lost
History

1838, May Hit pier, Grand River (Fairport) OH, broke a wheel.

1838, Oct 26 Collision with steamer COMMODORE PERRY in fog, 20 miles above Dunkirk, NY, towed to Dunkirk & repaired.

1839, Apr 26 Collision with steamer ILLINOIS, Detroit River, repaired.

1839, Jun 10 Collision with steamer LEXINGTON near Conneaut, OH, repaired.

1840, Nov 14 Broke a tiller chain in storm, made Erie, PA & repaired.

1841,, Apr 23 Owned, Rufus C. Palmer, Buffalo, NY.

1841, Nov 22 Sprang leak, Lake Erie, put back to port, 2 feet of water in hold within a few inches of the fire grates.

1843, Jun Broke walking beam while racing the British steamer AMERICA, repaired, Oswego, NY.

1843, Sep Collision & sank schooner EQUATOR.

1843-44 Rebuilt, new upper cabins & deck, bows extended & raised.

1846, Mar Broke away from her mooring in flood, Buffalo; driven into dock & damaged with 20 other vessels.

1847, Apr 25 Owned, Jeremiah N. Peabody & Co., Buffalo.

1847, May 4 Tiller chain broke, collided with pier, Cleveland, OH.

1847, May 29 Towed disabled steamer NEW ORLEANS into Cleveland.

1848, Sep 26 Owned, George W. Holt, Buffalo, NY.

1849, May 4 Broke crank, towed back to Buffalo for repairs.

1849, Oct 15 Owned, George W. Holt, et al, Buffalo.

1850, Nov Ashore in fog near Buffalo.

1851 Dismantled, engine into steamer MINNESOTA, Cleveland.

1853, Feb 2 Ashore, Buffalo, released.

1854 Rebuilt as sail vessel.

1862 Wrecked, Lake Erie.

1872, Nov 8 Wrecked, 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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ROCHESTER (1838)