THOMPSON, SHELDON (1830, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1830
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Huron, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Fairbanks Church
Original Owner and Location:
Vermillion & Buffalo, Sandusky, Ohio
Ownership Notes:
Augustus Walker, Buffalo
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
Propulsion Notes:
Low pressure engine built at Pittsburg
Dimensions
Length:
123'
Beam:
22' 6"
Depth:
9' 4"
Tonnage (old style):
241.96
Final Disposition
Date:
  1838
How:
Abandoned
History

1830, May 3 Launched; enrolled Portland; ran Buffalo to Mackinac,

Michigan

1830, August 14 Collision with WILLIAM PEACOCK; later with ENTERPRISE

1831 Ran Detroit, Michigan to Buffalo, New York

1831, July 6 Collision with OHIO off Ashtabula, Ohio

1832 Chartered by U.S. Government to carry troops to Chicago for Black

Hawk War wtih HENRY CLAY, SUPERIOR & WILLIAM PENN; arrived with

cholera on board; first steamer to visit head of Lake Michigan

1835, November Grounded in gale

1836, June Ran Perrysburgh to Buffalo, New York

1836, September 13 Owned James C. Evans, et.al., Buffalo

1836, November 10 Owned Dave Whitney

1837 At Green Bay & Chicago; dismantled

1838 Abandoned

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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THOMPSON, SHELDON (1830, Steamer)