FASHION (1847, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Zodoc Pangborn
Original Owner and Location:
Francis W. Lawson et al, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
160'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
8.5'
Tonnage (old style):
324 32/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Bayfield, ONT.
Lake Huron.
Date:
 Nov 1856
How:
Ashore.
Notes:
Abandoned. Engine into steamboat CANADIAN (1853), DOVE (1868), MILTON D. WARD (1870), & WATER WITCH.
History

1847, Sep 13 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Sandusky, OH - Port Huron, MI.

1847, Nov 3 Broke shaft enroute to Port Huron while towing a vessel.

1848, Jun 22 Owned George B. Waldridge et al, Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo - Sandusky with DIAMOND.

1848, Nov Sunk Dunkirk, NY, in collision with wreck of steamer COLUMBUS.

1848, Mar Ran on Merchants & Millers Line with DIAMOND & CHAUTAUGUE.

1849, Oct 17 Damaged in collision with schooner ATLAS, Lake Erie.

1850 Ran Buffalo - Sandusky & Toledo.

1852 Chartered for season to run Sandusky - Toledo.

1853, Feb 21 Owned Henry S. Newberry, Detroit, MI; Chicago - Green Bay route.

1853, May Broke shaft, Lake Michigan between Kewaunee, WI & Bailey's Harbor; laid up 2 weeks.

1853, Sep 7 Repaired & overhauled.

1853, Sep 21 Sturck by lightning off Milwaukee; repaired.

1853, Nov 11 Struck bar at Racine, WI; repaired Chicago.

1854, May Broke machinery, Lake Michigan.

1854, Jun Ashore below Rees' Hotel near Chicago; raised few weeks later.

1854, Sep 25 Wrecked Kewaunee Reef in fog, Lake Michigan.

1854, Nov Sunk in collision with propeller BUFFALO near Newport (Marine City), St. Clair River.

1854, Dec Raised & repaired, Detroit.

1855, Feb 26 Owned William Caverly & Joseph Raymond, Detroit.

1856, Nov Ashore & abandoned, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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FASHION (1847, Steamer)