BROTHERS (1839, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1839
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Passenger & freight vessel.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
W. Eberts
Original Owner and Location:
W. Eberts, Chatham, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
100 or 150
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near lighthouse, River Thames, ONT.
Lake St. Clair.
Date:
 May 1856
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Sunk at mouth of the river; recovery efforts unsuccessful.
History

First ferry at Chatham, ONT.

Ran daily, Chatham, Amhurstburg, Detroit & Windsor with steamer HASTINGS.

1842, Nov 21 Stranded Lake Erie at Pt. Mouilee.

1854 Used as towboat at St.Clair Flats, deteriorated condition; owned Eberts, Chatham.

1856 Owned Charles Davis, Chatham.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Registers
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
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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BROTHERS (1839, Steamer)