ALABAMA (1849, Passenger Steamer)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William Gooding
Original Owner and Location:
Marshall Burton & others, Sandusky
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built at Detroit Hydraulic Works by G.W. Johnson, 350 hp, each 28"X 84". Firebox boiler 7'X 7'.
Dimensions
Length:
234.6'
Beam:
29' 0.2"
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
799 45/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
28 Aug 1854
Final Depth:
30'
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Light
Notes:
1 1/2 miles fromlighthouse, sunk near the mouth of the creek, wreck removed Oct 1854.
History

1848, Jan 10 Maiden voyage, Buffalo to Cleveland to Sandusky.

1849, Aug 16 Sold to Cuyahoga Furnace Co. at Marshall's sale in Buffalo.

1849, Dec New boilers installed, second deck added.

1850, Apr 6 Enrolled Cleveland, owned E.T. Sterling, Cleveland,OH. Ran Buffalo to Cleveland to Sandusky and Toledo.

1850, Apr 12 Damaged in storm; repaired Cleveland.

1850-51 Boilers replaced; other repairs.

1851, Jun 4 Collision with steamer SUPERIOR, some damage. Began run between Dunkirk and Cleveland with QUEEN CITY.

1852, May 22 Colllision with steamer COLUMBIA.

1853, Aug 25 Owned Wetherell, Moss et al, Sandusky, OH.

1854, May 10 Machinery damaged Sandusky.

1854, Aug 28 Sunk at Buffalo, NY. Owned Borton, Hall & Russell, Sandusky, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Emerson H. Knack
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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ALABAMA (1849, Passenger Steamer)