CHICAGO (1848, Brig)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ashtabula, OH
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
E. & C.W. Lockwood
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
256.76
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Several miles off Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
13 Oct 1851
How:
Capsized in squall.
Notes:
3 men drowned en route Buffalo - Chicago.
History

May have been built 1844 at Ashtabula, Madison Dock, Fairport or Conneaut.

1848, Oct 5 Arrived Buffalo, NY on first trip.

1848, Nov Ashore opposite Clevand, OH.

1851, Oct 13 Sapsized on Lake Erie 90 miles above Buffalo, NY in storm; 3 crew lost, remainder rescued by schooner HOME; owned Tom Dyer, Chicago, IL.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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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CHICAGO (1848, Brig)