HARRISON, WILLIAM H. (1840, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1840
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Maumee City, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Scrolled head.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Samuel S. Stebbins Shipyard
Master Carpenter:
Francis Nelson Jones
Original Owner and Location:
James Wolcott, Maumee City, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Dimensions
Length:
154'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
326
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Aug 1851
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Stripped & abandoned to underwriters as not being worthy of fixing.
History

She was named after a commander of Fort Megis, Toledo, OH, in War of 1812.

1840, May 1 Launched.

1840, Oct 27 Struck by schooner ERIE at Buffalo, NY.

1841, Jul 22 Owned Cobb & Shepard, Buffalo; ran between Buffalo & Toledo, OH.

1844, Aug 13 Returned to Buffalo with a broken shaft.

1845, Jul 21 Laid up at maumee City, OH; repainted & thoroughly overhauled.

1847, Jun 7 Picked up survivos of CHESAPEAKE & PORTER collision at Conneaut, OH.

1848, Mar 16 Refitted at Buffalo.

1848, Aug 14 Owned Smith & Brother, Maumee City.

1850 Owned Asa G. Keating et. al., Cleveland, OH; ran between Cleveland, Sandusky, OH & Detroit, MI.

1850, Aug Violated steamer navigation law & was tied up by U.S. Marshalls.

1851 Owned L.A. Kelsey, Cleveland; ran between Chicago, IL & New Buffalo, MI; later carried freight.

1851, Jun 1 Stranded on Calumet River bar.

1851, Aug Wreck hauled to Chicago; sank & abandoned there.

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

HARRISON, WILLIAM H. (1840, Steamer)
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HARRISON, WILLIAM H. (1840, Steamer)