SOUTHERNER (1847, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Monroe, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. C. Keating
Original Owner and Location:
Benjamin F. Field et al, Monroe, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
27" x 3' engine, Hathaway & Co., Cleveland, OH; taken from steamer GENERAL WAYNE, 1847
Dimensions
Length:
176' 10"
Beam:
28'
Depth:
11'  7 3/4"
Tonnage (old style):
550 17/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
west of Ashtabula, OH
Lake Erie
Date:
28 Oct 1853
How:
struck crib and broke back in storm
Final Cargo:
hogs and flour
Notes:
drifted ashore near harbor entrance, broke up
History

1847 Enrolled new, Detroit; ran balance of season unfinished in the Monroe trade in connection with Southern Railroad hauling freight.

1847-48 Layup; given upper cabin, passenger service, Buffalo, Toledo and Monroe trade.

1851 Served on Cleveland and Detroit Line; lost smoke stack in storm, Lake Erie, April, towed to Detroit.

1852 Enrolled Cleveland.

1853 Served on Dunkirk, Cleveland, Sandusky & Toledo line with New York and Erie Railroad.

1853, Oct 28 Broken in two, washed ashore off Ashtabula Harbor, Lake Erie; total loss.

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

SOUTHERNER (1847, Steamer)
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