GOLIATH (1846, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Clair, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Burton S. Goodsell
Original Owner and Location:
Wesley Truesdell, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Machinery from Cleveland, OH twin ERICSSON high pressure 16 x 28".
Dimensions
Length:
131'
Beam:
25.6'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
279 63/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Harbor Beach.
Lake Huron.
Date:
13 Sep 1848
How:
Explosion & sank.
Final Cargo:
205 kegs blasting powder & general merchandise.
Notes:
Bound Port Huron, MI - Sault, caught fire, exploded & sank; parts of wreck came ashore at Goderich & Kincardine, ONT; 18 lives lost. 1851, Nov 3 Documents surrendered. 1994 Wreck discovered.
History

1846, Mar 28 Lunched; cost $46,000; for freight trade.

1846, Jun 24 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1846, Sep 15 Ashore & sank Blake River, NY, Avon Point, Lake Erie with 8,000 barrels flour; released October 1.

1846, Oct 29 Owned Michigan Insurance Company, Detroit.

1846, Dec 28 Owned Stephen Grinn, Hudson, NY, represented by attorney Wesley Truesdell.

1848 Ran Buffalo - Sault Ste. Marie.

1848, Sep 14 Wrecked 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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GOLIATH (1846, Propeller)