MANHATTAN (1847, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Samuel & Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel W. Turner & Alvin A. Turner, Ohio City
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
2
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
25' 2.5"
Depth:
9' 11.5"
Tonnage (old style):
319 68/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Grand Marais, MN.
Date:
1 Sep 1859
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Trying to make shelter in a gale, she sunk at the mouth of the harbor; cargo removed by scow NEPTUNE 1859, Sep 7 Engine & boiler removed. 1883 New channel cut; sheltered by long sandbars.
History

1847, Mar 13 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1847, Jun 3 Ran on Mackinac reef in fog; released by revenue cutter ERIE.

1847, Jun 19 Collision with brig SALTILLO, sinking her with 10,000 bushels wheat at St. Clair Flats.

1847, Oct 17 Owned S. Lewis & John Owen, Detroit.

1848, Apr 18 Damaged in gale near Racine with wheat.

1849, Apr 11 Owned Samuel & Alvin Turner, Ohio City.

1850, Apr 25 Owned Charles Bacon along with Turners.

1850, Jun 8 Portaged to Lake Superior over 2 weeks; among first passenger craft on Lake Superior.

1850, Aug 2 Traveled to Fond du Lac, 20 miles up St. Louis River.

1851, May 12 On reef, Lake Superior.

1851, Aug 4 Sunk in collision with propeller MONTICELLO off Parisienne Island near Whitefish Point; raised & repaired.

1854 Enrolled Michilimackinac.

1855, Sep Collision with steamer DART in Detroit River; repaired; owned Charles Bacon & John Spalding.

1856, Oct 1 Owned Charles Bacon, Cleveland.

1856, Oct 16 Ashore Malden.

1856, Nov Sunk in collision at Cleveland; raised & repaired.

1857 Ran Cleveland - Lake Superior.

1857, May 17 Sunk on rocks Topsail Island, St. Mary's River; owned John Spaulding & Charles Bacon carrying merchandise & supplies.

1858, Apr 8 Owned C. Bacon & Joseph A. Redington.

1859, May 2 Owned J.A. Redington, Cleveland & Harvey, Marquette, MI.

1859, Sep 1 Wrecked Lake Superior.

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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MANHATTAN (1847, Propeller)