BRUNSWICK (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George S. Weeks
Original Owner and Location:
Perkins, Holley & Johnson, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
164'
Beam:
28' 2"
Depth:
11' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
512 20/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
S. of South Manitou Island, near Manitowoc, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
7 Aug 1856
Final Depth:
300'
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Corn, scrap iron, lard.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - Buffalo, all but 1 of crew escaped. Broke propeller wheel, became unmanageable.
History

1853, Apr Owned Samuel Holley, John Johnston, Buffalo, NY & Elias Johnson, Mathew Johnson, Toledo, OH; ran Buffalo - Toledo & Monroe.

1853, Aug 24 Sank steamer WISCONSIN near West Sister Lighthouse, Lake Erie.

1853, Oct 14 Sold to James Patten & Joshua Maxwell, Buffalo.

1853, Dec 6 Leaking, damaged cargo oats on Lake Michigan.

1854, Sep 10 Collided with schooner N. M. STANDART south of Kelly's Island, Lake Erie.

1854, Oct Ran Buffalo, Huron, Sandusky & Toledo Line.

1854, Dec 16 Chartered by Cleveland, Toledo & Norwalk Railroad, used at railroad terminus on Maumee River for 4 months.

1855, Apr 14 Owned Western Transportation Line, Buffalo.

1855, May 8 Ran People's Line: Buffalo - Chicago - Milwaukee.

1855, May 26 Owned Joshua Maxwell, Buffalo.

1855, Sep 7 Owned Joshua Maxwell & George Patten, Buffalo.

1855, Nov Damaged, corn cargo in Lake Michigan gale.

1856, Aug 7 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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BRUNSWICK (1853, Propeller)