GLOBE (1848, Steamer)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Burton S. Goodsell
Master Carpenter:
John Robinson
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel Robinson et al, Detroit, MI.
Number of Masts:
Engine Type:
Side Lever
Propulsion Notes:
1845 engine, Boston.
34' 10"
14' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
1233 26/95
6000 barrels

1848 Laid down as ODDFELLOW, launched GLOBE.

1848, Jun 21 Enrolled Detroit; ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1849, Mar 12 Damaged in freshet, Chicago; repaired.

1849, Apr 30 Broke machinery, Euclid Creek, Lake Erie.

1850, May 10 Owned Joshua Maxwell, Buffalo.

1850, Jul Burned on Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron; fire extinguished.

1851 Overhauled.

1852 Torn from mooring in flooding with ILLINOIS & BUFFALO.

1852, May Carried 300 - 400 passengers, 3000 barrels flour, pork & beef.

1853 Owned Joshua Maxwell & Amos Pratt, Buffalo, NY.

1853, May 11 Slightly damaged by fire, Detroit River.

1853, Aug 7 Struck by lightning, Lake Huron.

1854, Nov 14 Slightly damaged in collision with vessel at Buffalo.

1855, Jan 13 Aground Milwaukee, WI with LOUISIANA.

1856, Jun 20 Altered from steamboat to propeller by C.A. Van Slyke, Buffalo; capacity 300,000 bushels corn, 1200 tons freight; ran Milwaukee - Buffalo in 81 hours; two oscillating engines, two boilers, cast iron Philadelphia propeller; owned Maxwell & Co.

1856, Sep Damaged in collision with dock, Detroit.

1856, Sep Collision with schooner A.J. RICH, Detroit River.

1856, Oct Struck pier, Milwaukee.

1858, Mar 9 Capsized, Detroit River, 100 cattle lost.

1859, May 14 Owned Robert M. Scanlin & Amos Pratt.

1859, May 6 Owned Albert Helmer, Lockport, NY.

1860, Oct 12 Lost anchor & chain, Point aux Barques, Lake Huron.

1860, Nov 6 Boiler exploded Hales Dock, Chicago; 16 lives lost.

1861, Mar Machinery raised.

1861, Apr Hull raised; reduced to mud scow, Miller's & Hood's Dry Dock.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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GLOBE (1848, Steamer)