COLUMBUS (1835, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1835
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Benjamin S. Goodsell
Original Owner and Location:
Augustus Walker et al., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
150hp engine, horizonal crosshead, 22' wheels, Olds & Co., Sandusky, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
121'
Beam:
28' 1"
Depth:
11' 15"
Tonnage (old style):
391
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Dunkirk, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
28 Mar 1848
How:
Wrecked, sank.
Notes:
Ran on a bar near the piers in a gale, badly holed, sank quickly.
History

1835 - 38 Homeport Cleveland, OH.

1836, Oct 15 Wrecked in collision with DANIEL WEBSTER.

1838 - 43 Homeport Portland (Sandusky), OH.

1840 Sunk in the fall at Huron, OH during a gale; bailed out, righted.

1841, Apr 10 Overhauled at Huron, OH.

1842, Nov 18 Ashore 12 miles south of Manistee, MI.

1842 - 43 Upper works rebuilt.

1843 - 48 Homeport Buffalo, NY.

1843, Aug Collision with GREAT WESTERN off Ashtabula, OH.

1844 Ashore in a storm, Lake Erie.

1845, Jul While towing a raft, ran on a rock and took on water, pumped out & taken to dry dock.

1847 Laid up at Buffalo, NY.

1847 Owned Charles Howard, Detroit, MI.

1848 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1848, Mar 28 Sank.

1849 Engines to ANTHONY WAYNE.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
F. E. Hamilton
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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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COLUMBUS (1835, Steamer)