ARABIAN (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Niagara Harbor & Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Andrew Heron & James Sutherland, Toronto, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
26 ft. wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
173'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
16'
Tonnage (old style):
350
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wilmington, NC.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
16 Sep 1863
Final Cargo:
Cotton.
Notes:
On third trip with contraband from Nassau to Wilmington, NC with cargo of cotton, was chased by Federal blockaders. Ran aground below Fort Wilmington, within few days storm completely pounded hull to pieces. Cotton cargo salvaged & sold at auction.
History

Employed in through line from Hamilton to Montreal. Ran with steamers NEW ERA, CHAMPION, MAY FLOWER, MAPLE LEAF & HIGHLANDER.

1857, Jul 2 Ran ashore during storm on Ile Madeline below Quebec, tearing away keel & collapsing engine guides.

1857, Jul 11 Refloated & repaired Quebec.

1858, Oct Ran on Lake Ontario, Rochester to Cobourg route.

1859 Made towboat for use on St. Lawrence River.

1862-63 Owned Robert Sawyer & Ramon Menerdez, of Nassau, BWI; rebuilt New York; placed under British registry; dimensions 174' x 24' x 18.4', 263 tons.

1863, Sep 16 Left Nassau with contraband for Wilmington, wrecked Wilmington, made two trips successfully.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
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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ARABIAN (1851, Steamer)