ST. LOUIS (1844, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Perrysburgh, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Samuel Hubben
Original Owner and Location:
John Hollister, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
44 x 108" Engine from SANDUSKY (1835) by Allaire Works, New York, New York Wheels 28'
Dimensions
Length:
190' 1"
Beam:
27' 5"
Depth:
12' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
618.02
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Kelley's Island, Lake Erie
Date:
7 Nov 1852
How:
Sank
Final Cargo:
Passengers, misc. freight
Notes:
Capsized & sank in storm; hulk later burned after engine removed
History

1844, April 26 Launched Perrysburg, Ohio

1844, August 2 Enrolled Buffalo, New York; completed at Cleveland,

Ohio; ran Buffalo to Chicago with HERCULES, SAMSON &

PRINCETON

1844, October 7 Damaged in storm off Dunkirk, New York; 4 passengers

lost

1845, June 3 Machinery disabled off Thunder Bay, Lake Huron; towed by

HERCULES to Presque Isle

1848 Repaired, new boilers, enlarged steerage & cabins

1848, November Drifted 3 days in a gale, arrived safely Presque Isle,

Lake Huron

1849, June Broke shaft off Long Point

1850, October 11 Collision with propeller ONEIDA off Vermillion, Ohio

1851, April 12 Owned Eber E. Ward, Detroit & Samuel Ward, Newport

(Marine City), Michigan

1851, August 27 Damaged in collision by propeller ROSSITER

1852, November 7 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

ST. LOUIS (1844, Steamer)
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