GENERAL TAYLOR (1848, Propeller)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Builder Name:
F.N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Asa Hart et al, Buffalo
172' 8"
25' 8"
10' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
462 91/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sleeping Bear Point, MI.
Lake Michigan.
18 Oct 1862
Driven ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
Flour, general merchandise.
Driven ashore & wrecked; no loss of life.

1848, Oct 4 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; Buffalo to Chicago, IL grain trade.

1849, Mar Heavily damaged in Chicago flood.

1850 Ran Buffalo, Beaver Island, MI & Chicago.

1852 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1853, Aug Chartered by Sault Ste. Marie Canal Co. to run Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie.

1854, Feb Owned J.L. Hurd et al, Detroit; ran Detroit to Buffalo.

1854, Apr 5 Ashore Dunkirk, NY; lightered & released.

1855, May Owned Sheldon Knight

1856 Ran Detroit & Dunkirk.

1856, Jun Collided with schooner HUBBARD, Lake Erie; badly damaged; towed to Detroit.

1857, Jul 22 Owned Sheldon McKnight, Detroit; ran Cleveland to Lake Superior.

1857, Sep Damaged boiler; towed to Detroit.

1858, Nov Collided with brig CONCORD; heavy damage; transferred cargo to LADY ELGIN at Sault Ste. Marie.

1860 Owned W.D. Walbridge, Detroit; ran Detroit to Lake Superior.

1860, Nov Heavily damaged in gale off Tawas, MI, Lake Huron; smoke stack blown overboard, steam pipes burst; towed to St. Clair River by tug CLINTON.

1862, Oct Same owner; lost in storm, Lake Michigan.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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GENERAL TAYLOR (1848, Propeller)