MISSOURI (1840, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1840
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vermillion, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Twin stacks, boilers on the guards Hudson River steamboat style False sides
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Benjamin S. Goodsell
Original Owner and Location:
Reed Line, Erie, PA.
Ownership Notes:
Charles M. Reed et al.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Side Lever
Propulsion Notes:
30" x 10' went into A.D.PATCHIN (1846).
Dimensions
Length:
180'
Beam:
28' 8"
Depth:
12' 5.5"
Tonnage (old style):
612 1/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Erie, PA.
Date:
  1850
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1867 Abandoned hull used in construction of steambarge OAKLAND US19298 (1867) at Erie, PA by William Loomis.
History

1840, Mar 14 Launched, Vermillion, OH.

1840, Jul 10 Enrolled Buffalo, NY, where she was completed.

1840, Aug 27 Struck by lightning, Lake Michigan.

1840, Oct 22 Broke boiler steam line in gale on Saginaw Bay.

1841 Enrolled Presque Isle; ran Chicago - Buffalo.

1841, Apr New staterooms on upper decks.

1842, Dec 14 Broke ice for 30 miles reaching Detroit.

1843, Mar Repaired at Erie, PA following being holed at Pointe aux Barques, Lake Huron.

1843, Oct Wrecked, Point aux Barques, Lake Huron; pulled off.

1844, Apr 3 Ran Erie - Buffalo.

1845 - 46 Ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1847, Apr Aground at Cattaraugus, Lake Erie.

1847, Aug Took place of BUNKER HILL to Buffalo.

1849 Presque Isle District.

1850 (about) Dismantled, Erie, PA; machinery into A.D.PATCHIN (1846); hull abandoned Erie for many years.

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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MISSOURI (1840, Steamer)