CONSTELLATION (1837, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Charleston (Black River), OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Edward Gillmore
Original Owner:
Augustus Jones et al
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
44" x 10', 120hp low pressure engine, Birbeck & Co., 1824 for Hudson River CONSTELLATION; rebuilt by Allaire Works, NY, 1837. Boiler from same. 24' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
150' 6"
Beam:
28' 6"
Depth:
12' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
483 60/95
Capacity:
4000 barrels, 500 passengers
Final Disposition
Date:
  1848
How:
Dismantled.
Notes:
1849, May 26 Advertised for sale.
History

1837, Apr 1 Launched, ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1837, Jul 19 Owned Andrew Cochrane et al.

1838, Apr 27 Owned Rufus C. Palmer et al.

1840 Engine damaged.

1842, Jun 29 Altered & repaired, below boilers removed.

1843, Nov 24 Damaged crank off Fairport, OH.

1844, Apr Rebuilt; 150' 6" x 28' 6" x 12' 1"; 483 60/95 tons.

1844, Aug 14 Owned Stephen Appleby, Buffalo.

1846, Apr 20 Owned Stephen Clark, Buffalo.

1846, Jul 16 Aground fighting Island, Detroit River.

1847, Jun 8 Colliided with & sank scow ROUGH & READY off Ashtabula, OH, Lake Erie.

1848 Dismantled.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
F. E. Hamilton
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

CONSTELLATION (1837, Steamer)
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CONSTELLATION (1837, Steamer)