MADISON, JAMES (1836, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1836
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Erie, PA
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Richards
Original Owner and Location:
Charles M. Reed, Erie, PA.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
160 hp.
Dimensions
Length:
178'
Beam:
30' 9"
Depth:
12' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
630 53/95
History

1836, Dec Launched; excursion to Lake Michigan.

1837 Enrolled Presque Isle; largest on the Lakes at the time; upper Lakes trade for freight & passenger service; traveled 25,000 miles per season; ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1838, May 31 Owned George Williams & Charles Reed, Erie.

1839 Pioneer of Reed Line; ran to Green Bay.

1841 Repaired, improvements, engines altered.

1842 Rebuilt; new upper cabin.

1843 Enrolled Presque Isle.

1843, Oct 3 Collision with unknown vessel near Detroit, breaking stauchions.

1844, Jul 26 Damaged in collision with steamer CLEVELAND near Detroit, MI.

1845, Sep 13 Ashore below Dunkirk, NY.

1846, Apr 20 Holed entering Buffalo.

1846, May 15 Broke connecting rod near crank 30 miles from Chicago.

1846, Nov 27 Ashore 12 miles above Barcelona, Lake Erie.

1847, Nov 19 1 smoke stack blown down.

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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MADISON, JAMES (1836, Steamer)