ERIE (1836, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Fairbanks Church
Original Owner and Location:
John Ballard et al, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Low pressure vertical beam engine, 55hp.
Dimensions
Length:
120' 4"
Beam:
18'
Depth:
7' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
149 35/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI
Detroit River.
Date:
9 Mar 1844
How:
Burned.
History

1836, Sep 5 Enrolled Detroit; used as ferry on Detroit River.

1837, Mar 22 Owned John Y. Petty et al, Detroit.

1838, Apr 26 Owned Pease, Chester & Co. et al, Detroit; chartered by U.S. Government as patrol boat on Detriot River during Canadian Rebellion.

1838, May Broke machinery on Lake Erie.

1840 Owned William T. Pease et al, Detroit.

1842, Nov 29 Sunk in ice off Mt. Clemens, MI; raised & repaired.

1844, Mar 9 Burned, Detroit.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Brendon Baillod
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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ERIE (1836, Steamer)