ALBANY (1846, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
C. L. Gager
Master Carpenter:
Charles Worth
Original Owner:
C. L. Gager
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
202'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
11' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
669.36
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Presque Isle.
Lake Huron.
Date:
26 Nov 1853
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Passengers & provisions.
Notes:
Making for shelter of Presque Isle harbor, she was driven over bar by gale. Destroyed by another storm before salvage could begin. Machinery salvaged 1854.
History

1846 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1847 Sold to Michigan Central R. R. Co.

1847 At Mackinac with broken shaft.

1848-52 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo to Chicago.

1852 Detroit to Mackinac; owned Sheldon McKnight, Detroit.

1853, Nov 25 Stranded.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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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