COLUMBIA (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fairport, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Joel R. Norton
Original Owner and Location:
Aaron Wilcox, Painesville, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
117'
Beam:
18.6'
Depth:
8.2'
Tonnage (old style):
168 54/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1866
How:
Wrecked.
History

1848 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1851 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1851, Oct 22 Collision with steamer CHARTER at Dunkirk, NY; considerable damage.

1852, May Collision wtih steamer ALABAMA, Lake Erie between Dunkirk, NY & Erie, PA; both damaged.

1853, May 16 Owned J.M. Craw et al, Cleveland; to run Cleveland - Mackinac & Sault Ste. Marie.

1854 Running Chicago - Green Bay.

1855 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1858, Dec Ice at Thunder Bay cut a hole in bow; leaking, drifted to above Port Huron, MI; steamer FOREST QUEEN towed to St. Clair River; repaired at Detroit, MI.

1860 Owned T.H. Eaton, Detroit.

1861 Owned Darius Cole et al, Detroit; ran Detroit - Saginaw.

1861, Nov Dismantled, made a tug.

1862 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1862 Reported wrecked, abandoned.

1862, Nov 8 Owned Hannah Cole et al.

1862 Owned Saginaw, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
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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COLUMBIA (1848, Steamer)