NEW ENGLAND (1837, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black Rock (Buffalo), NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Gillespie et.al., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
60hp engine by Allaire Works, New York City; engine from HENRY CLAY. Boilers by John Newman, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
148.8'
Beam:
26.3'
Depth:
11.4'
Tonnage (old style):
416 23/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo Creek, NY. Lake Erie
Date:
  1848
How:
Abandoned.
History

1837, Feb Launched.

1837, May 18 Collision with Buffalo pier.

1837, May 26 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; cost $45,000; ran Buffalo - Toledo, OH & Detroit, MI.

1837, Jul 23 Collision with steamer NEW YORK at Dunkirk.

1838, Jan Chartered to carry armed forces Dunkirk - Detroit, to invade Canada during Patriot Rebellion; seized by Colonel Scott, U.S.Officer at Buffalo; conspiracy broken up

1838 Staterooms added.

1838, Apr 25 Ashore, Detroit River; released.

1838, Nov 6 Stranded in gale off Fairport, OH with 1500 bushels flour & butter; jettisoned cargo & released in few days; repaired, Buffalo.

1839, Oct 1 Owned James C. Oatman, Buffalo.

1839, Oct 17 Lost wheel, Saginaw Bay.

1842, Nov 30 Disabled machinery; repaired, Fairport.

1843, Jul 17 Struck by lightning, Detroit; slight damage.

1846, Jan 16 Owned Charles Cook & Company, Buffalo.

1848, Nov 29 Ashore, Buffalo; released.

1848 Scrapped, Buffalo Creek.

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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