BUNKER HILL (1837, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F. N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Walter Joy & Co., Erie PA.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
160hp high pressure crosshead engine, Worden & Denney, Pittsburg, PA. 24' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
154' 4"
Beam:
28' 4"
Depth:
11' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
457 29/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
At dock Tonawanda, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
2 Sep 1851
Final Depth:
5'
How:
Burned.
Notes:
While burning, was cast off & sank.
History

Ran out of Buffalo, NY, principally to Detroit & Lake Erie ports.

1837, May 4 Enrolled Cleveland, OH as new vessel.

1838, Oct 1 Enrolled Cleveland; owned Walter Joy & Co.

1838, May Ashore Horeshoe Reef, Long Point, Lake Erie.

1839, Apr 23 Owned Richard Winslow, Buffalo.

1840-1851 Used on Niagara River.

1840 Owned Cleveland & Tonawanda Co., Buffalo.

1842, Mar 16 Significant alterations & improvements; new metallic spring piston head from Jewitts Eagle Furnace.

1843, Oct Grounded St. Clair Flats.

1844 Used to transport families west to Chicago for emigration.

1844, Oct 14 Ashore at Buffalo.

1845 Laid up; replaced by OREGON; used as a towboat.

1846, Jun 12 Collision with brig FASHION off Fairport, OH; heavily damaged.

1847, Mar 13 Rebuilding at Cleveland.

1847, Jun 10 Collision with propeller PRINCETON off Conneaut, OH.

1847, Jun 21 Collision with GENERAL SCOTT out of Sandusky, OH.

1847, Jul 12 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1847, Aug 5 Broke shaft off Dunkirk.

1849, Apr 3 Enrolled Detroit, MI; owned Morris; ran between Sandusky, OH & Detroit, MI.

1850, July 12 Sold at auction $5,400.

1850, Sep 25 Owned J. B. Scott et al, Cleveland.

1851, Sep 1 Burned at Tonawanda, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Burton Collection
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
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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