NORTHERNER (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Samuel W. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Superior Steamboat Co, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Dimensions
Length:
186.7'
Beam:
26.8'
Depth:
10.9'
Tonnage (old style):
514 75/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Fort Gratiot Light.
Lake Huron.
Date:
21 Apr 1856
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
Passengers, general freight.
Notes:
Sank in collision with steamer FOREST QUEEN, 12 lives lost.
History

1851, Mar Launched.

1851, May 16 Enrolled at Cleveland, OH, built for Cleveland - Sault Ste. Marie service, with stops at Detroit & Mackinac.

1852, May Collision on St. Clair Flats; repaired.

1853, Apr Repowered at Cleveland with engine built by Cuyahoga Works, Cleveland.

1854, Nov 25 Collision, St. Clair Flats, bound Sault Ste. Marie - Detroit.

1855 In collision with schooner FALCON, on Lake St. Clair Flats; repaired.

1855, May Collision with schooner FALCON, St. Clair Flats.

1856 Owned Darius Cole, Detroit; ran Detroit - Saginaw.

1856, Apr 21 Sank, Lake Huron.

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

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NORTHERNER (1851, Steamer)