LOUISIANA (1846, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Reed, Erie, PA.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
150hp engine by James P. Allaire, New York, 1834, from THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Dimensions
Length:
224'
Beam:
28' 11"
Depth:
12' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
766
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Port Burwell, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Oct 1857
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Bound Green Bay, WI - Buffalo, NY, grounded & wrecked in a storm while seaking shelter.
History

1846 Built for Reeds Chicago Line, to run Buffalo - Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Milwaukee & Chicago in the immigrant trade.

1847, Jun 14 Collision with steamer ROMAN, St. Clair Flats.

1849, May 4 Steam chest exploded, killing 4 persons at Ashtabula.

1853, Jun 28 Collision with propeller DETROIT, Lake Erie.

1853, Oct 27 Broke machinery, Lake Erie, ran Sandusky - Oswego.

1853, Nov 25 Ran into a lost anchor in Sandusky Bay, sunk in shallow water; raised & repaired.

1854 Ran Dunkirk, NY - Toledo with NIAGARA, KEYSTONE STATE, EMPIRE.

1855 Chartered by Simcoe & Lake Huron Railroad Company to run Collingwood, ONT - Chicago & Milwaukee.

1855, Jan 13 Aground Milwaukee, Lake Michigan with GLOBE.

1855, Jul 25 Ashore on shoal near Washinton Island, Green Bay; raised & repaired.

1855, Oct 6 Ashore Whalesback, Green Bay; released.

1856 Ran Green Bay - Collingwood.

1857 Owned Haynes & White, Green Bay; ran Erie - Green Bay.

1857, Oct 20 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

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