GREAT WESTERN (1838, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1838
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Schooner rigged; boilers in hull.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
G.S. Goodsell
Original Owner:
A. Walker et al.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Boilers:
7
Propulsion Notes:
30" x 10', 300hp engine, Pittsburgh, PA. Boilers built Pittsburgh; 27' wheels with 12' buckets.
Dimensions
Length:
183'
Beam:
34.4'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
780
Capacity:
300 passengers, 4000 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Tonawanda, NY.
Date:
  1855
How:
Dismantled.
History

1838 Enrolled Sandusky; first steamer above Lake Ontario with upper cabins.

1839 Ran for Western Transportation Co.

1839, Sep Burned, Lake St. Clair; extinguished, reignited at Detroit; rebuilt.

1840 Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1840, Oct 26 Stranded St.Clair flats near Detroit.

1843 Carried over 550 passengers.

1843, Aug Collided with steamer COLUMBUS off Ashtabula.

1844, Jan 15 Collision with WISCONSIN, Buffalo Harbor.

1844, May Aground Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan.

1845, Nov Damaged in storm near Point Abino.

1846 - 47 Laid up, St. Clair River; overhauled.

1846, Nov 19 Grounded, Detroit River.

1848, Nov 30 Driven onto dock, Buffalo.

1849, Apr 21 Owned Chancy H. Whitaker & Co., Buffalo.

1850, Apr 30 Owned Capt. Kingman.

1851 Ran Buffalo - Cleveland, OH.

1852, Jul 29 Collided with schooner J. W. BROWN off Buffalo.

1855 Dismantled, Tonawanda, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

GREAT WESTERN (1838, Steamer)
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