NEW ORLEANS (1844, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1844
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Burton F. Goodson (Goodsell)
Built on Bottom of:
VERMILLION, 1838
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel F. Gelston et al., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built by Buffalo Steam Engine Works, NY; reused in a vessel built 1851-52.
Dimensions
Length:
185' 4"
Beam:
26' 8"
Depth:
12' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
610
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Between Sugar Island & Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
11 Jun 1849
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Passengers & general freight.
Notes:
Stranded in fog & broken up, northbound; crew & passengers escaped; cargo salvaged.
History

1844, May 2 Launched; operated by Western Transportation Co.

1844, Sep 13 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1844, Sep 21 Broke machinery, Lake Erie; repaired.

1845, May Ran Chicago Line.

1845, Jun 3 Owned Gelston & James E. Vans, Buffalo, NY.

1845, Jun 9 Damaged on St. Clair Flats.

1845, Sep 5 Holed & sank, Detroit River; raised & repaired.

1847, May 31 Engine damaged near Buffalo.

1848, Jul 1 Collided with schooner CADET near Buffalo.

1849, Jun 11 Wrecked.

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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