FREMONT (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portage Plaster Bed, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Daniel Dibble
Master Carpenter:
J.M. Keating
Original Owner and Location:
William B. Lockwood & George B. Smith, Portage Plaster Bed, Ottawa Co., OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
113' 8"
Beam:
12' 6"
Depth:
4' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
66 33/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Beached, Plasterbed, OH, Sandusky Bay.
Lake Erie.
Date:
10 Jun 1858
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Caught fire while docked for night.
History

Construction started Plasterbed, OH by Daniel Dibble; completed at Sandusky, OH by J. Keating.

1851, Jan 16 Launched Plaster Bed, OH.

1851, Jul 1 Enrolled Sandusky District.

1854, Dec Caught in ice, Sandusky Bay; by Dec 8 completely closed in above railroad bridge.

1856, Jun 23 Owned Benjamin F. Smith, NY.

1858, Jun 10 Burned, Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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FREMONT (1851, Steamer)