EMERALD (1844, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chippawa, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Niagara Harbor & Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
J. Macklem, Chippawa, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
Smith, Betune & Macklen.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
50 or 75hp engine built by Macklem Iron Works, Chippawa, ONT, 1844. 20'4" wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
132'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (old style):
216
History

1844, Apr 9 Ran Chippawa, ONT - Buffalo, NY.

1844, Apr 17 Sunk 5 miles below Waterloo in fog.

1844, May 25 Raised.

1844, May 31 Hard aground at Schlosser, Niagara River.

1844, Oct 29 Aground Bird Island Reef (Black Rock); one person lost.

1849, Nov 21 Seized at Buffalo for defrauding revenue.

1853 Sold as tow boat, Lake St. Clair.

1855 Sank, St. Clair Flats; raised & repaired Ives Dry Dock, Detroit.

1857, Jun Collision with brig GENERAL WORTH in Detroit River.

1858, Jan Ran Detroit - Port Huron, MI.

1858, Dec 2 Sank, Bear Creek, Lake St. Clair.

1859, Mar Raised; owned Smith, Algonac, MI.

1860 Owned C.L. Pool & Co., Algonac.

1861, May Collision with schooner MIDDLESEX, Detroit River.

1861, Jul Broke machinery, Lake St. Clair.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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