ATLAS (1851, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freigaht propeller, round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta Shipyard
Original Owner and Location:
E.C. Louis & Wm. L. Bancroft, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
156' 6"
Beam:
25'  6 1/4"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
372 87/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles west of Grand River, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
24 Oct 1851
How:
Stranded in southwest gale.
Final Cargo:
2972 barrels flour.
Notes:
Flooded until unmanageable, blown ashore. Portions of cargo salvaged November & December 1851 by steamers GREAT WESTERN & FOX.
History

1851, Mar 7 Enrolled Oswego, NY.

1851, Apr 12 Launched.

1851, Jun 16 Reportedly sunk, Lake Ontario.

1851, Oct 23 Stranded off Grand River, ONT, running Detroit-Ogdensburg, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ATLAS (1851, Propeller)