EMIGRANT (1843, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1843
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Package freight, brig rigged, possibly Lake's first screwtug, 1st. steamer built in Cleveland.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Goerge Washington Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Sheldon Pease, William F. Allen, Abner Stone, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16", 16" x 28" engine, 70hp, by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co. Locomative boilers, 900' fire surface. 7' 2" propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
117' 10"
Beam:
25' 6"
Depth:
9' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
249 94/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Avon Point, OH, near Cleveland.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1845
Final Cargo:
Iron.
History

1843, Apr 22 Launched; cost $15,000.

1843, May 17 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1844, Jun 17 Owned Sheldon Pease & William F. Allen, Cleveland.

1844, Sep Damaged wheel, St. Clair River; repaired Detroit.

1844, Oct 18 Aground Goderich, Lake Huron.

1845 Machinery removed, converted to brig.

1845, May 20 Dismasted at Point au Sable, Lake Michigan; repaired.

1845, Oct 9 Ashore near Avon Point, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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EMIGRANT (1843, Propeller)