DELAWARE (1846, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
T.H. Cobb & A. Gilmore
Master Carpenter:
George Washington Jones
Original Owner and Location:
William J. Pardee et al., Oswego, NY.
Ownership Notes:
William J. Pardee, Oswego, NY; Alvin Bronson, Lucius B. Crocker, Jonathan W. Tuttle, Sacketts Harbor, NY. J.W. Tuttle, master.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Phildelphia engine.
Dimensions
Length:
137' 7"
Beam:
23' 10"
Depth:
11' 11"
Tonnage (old style):
368.60
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles soouth of Shegoyban, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
3 Nov 1855
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
2,400 lbs beef.
Notes:
Bound Chicago, IL - Buffalo, NY with stop at Milwaukee, WI. Driven ashore by gale & sank; 10 or 11 lives lost.
History

1846, Jul 20 Enrolled Oswego, NY; ran Oswego - Chicago, IL.

1847, Dec 22 Lengthened, Bidwell & Banta; 173'10" x 24'3" x 10'3", 416.52 tons.

1848, Jul 15 Owned Richard Sears et al, Buffalo, NY.

1850, Jul On Chicago, Buffalo & Kardy line for Griffiths

Western Line; ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1850, Sep 14 Owned John M. Griffith et al, Buffalo.

1851, Aug 19 Collided with British steamer VICTORIA at Buffalo; VICTORIA much damaged, DELAWARE ok.

1851, Nov 4 Struck brig BELLE on Lake Michigan; towed her to Beaver Island, MI harbor.

1853, Jul 15 Owned Charles Howard et al, Detroit, MI.

1854, Apr 10 Owned Samuel G. Watson et al, Detroit.

1855, Jun Sunk schooner E.M. LYON on Lake Erie.

1855, Aug Ashore St. Mary's River; cargo miner's supplies, railroad iron & machinery.

1855, Oct 18 Owned Davis, Sutton & Co, Buffalo.

1855, Nov 3 Stranded Sheboygan, WI; total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Lytle List
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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DELAWARE (1846, Propeller)