CONSTITUTION (1837, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Conneaut / Charleston, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G.W. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Gillman Appleby et al, Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
H.B. Ritchie, Cleveland; Gray & Gallagher, Detroit.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
130hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
149'
Beam:
28' 1"
Depth:
11' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
443 52/95
History

1837, Jun 13 Launched.

1837, Jul 6 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1838, Aug 2 Owned Appleby et al, Buffalo District; 140'9" x 28'1" x 11'10", 440 52/95 tons, 3 masts.

1841, Nov 30 Owned Morris Hazard, Buffalo, NY, et al.

1842, Jun 29 Repaired at Detroit, MI or Buffalo, NY.

1842, Sep 14 Owned Oliver Lee, Silver Creek, NY, et al.

1842, Sep 22 Owned George Davis et al, Buffalo.

1842, Dec 7 Ashore Misery Bay, Lake Erie.

1843, Apr 25 Owned S.L. Petrie & Co, Cleveland; David Camp, managing owner.

1843, Jun 15 Broke shaft off Silver Creek, near Buffalo.

1843, Sep 11 Brake crosshead off Huron, OH; towed to Erie, PA by ROBERT FULTON, then to Buffalo by NEW ENGLAND.

1844, Apr 9 Repaired, machinery overhauled, new upper cabin added.

1847, Jul 26 Sank in collision with pier, Sandusky, OH.

1847, Aug 3 Raised; repaired Cleveland, OH.

1847, Sep 4 Ran on reef off West Sister Island, Lake Erie; released, cargo taken by SCOTT, ISLANDER & ELLINGTON.

1847, Oct 8 Owned John Vail, Buffalo; Isaac Pheatt, Toledo, OH & Edward Bronson, Monroe, MI.

1848, Apr 5 Owned Tunis Van Brunt, Detroit District.

1849 Abandoned; machinery into steamer J.D. MORTON.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Burton Collection
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
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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CONSTITUTION (1837, Steamer)