FULTON, ROBERT (1835, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1835
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: She and DEWITT CLINTON reputed to be first lake steamers built primarily as freighters, few passenger accomodations.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Seth W. Johnson
Original Owner and Location:
Giddings & Co., Cleveland
Ownership Notes:
Builder also noted as Fairbanks Church; also noted, list of 12 owners, 1835.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
90hp engine, Slackhouse, Pittsburg, PA 1835, 3 years old.
Dimensions
Length:
139' 8"
Beam:
26' 6"
Depth:
10' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
368 43/95
History

1836 Ran Erie Canal.

1838 In Patriot War, chartered by US Government with NEW ENGLAND to carry troops Buffalo-Detroit.

1838 First enrollment Cleveland, Griffith, Standart & Co.

1838, Apr 25 Owned Giddings & Co., Cleveland.

1838 Oct 6 Owned John Pease & Co., Buffalo, NY.

1842, Jun 8 running Monroe to Buffalo route.

1844, Aug 10 Owned Forsyth, Clark & Atwood to run Toledo, Maumee City and Monroe.

1844, Oct 23 Stranded Sturgeon Point, Lake Erie.

1858, Nov 25 Loading at Rochester, NY for Buffalo.

1858, Nov 28 Arrived back at Rochester, 5,300 bushels wheat.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
F. E. Hamilton
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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FULTON, ROBERT (1835, Steamer)