TELEGRAPH (1849, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jason W. Abbott
Original Owner and Location:
Jason W. Abbott, Trenton, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
130' 2"
Beam:
18' 1"
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
181.73
Final Disposition
Final Location:
40 miles north of Cleveland, Ohio, Lake Erie
Date:
2 Aug 1858
How:
Collision
Final Cargo:
Passengers
Notes:
Collided with schooner MARQUETTE, sank quickly, passengers & crew all rescued by MARQUETTE
History

1849, June 2 Enrolled Detroit, ran Detroit & Port Huron, Michigan

1850 In collision with brig S.F. GALE on Lake Huron

1850, July On route Detroit & Monroe, Michigan, to connect with

Central Railroad Line from Buffalo, New York

1851, August Owned Eber Ward, et.al., Detroit

1853, May Owned Richard Barrow, Cleveland, Ohio; ran regular schedule,

Cleveland to Port Stanley & Port Burwell, Ontario

1853-1858 On same route, Cleveland, Port Stanley & Port Burwell

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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TELEGRAPH (1849, Steamer)