UNITED STATES (1832, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1832
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswegatachie, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Capes
Original Owner and Location:
H. Fitzhugh, Gariet Smith et al, Ogdensburg, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
two 40 x 8' engines, William Avery, Syracuse, NY, 1843; into ROCHESTER wheels 28'
Dimensions
Length:
142' 2"
Beam:
26' 2"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
386 28/95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1843
How:
scrapped
Notes:
1866, Oct immense iron cylinder recovered from wreck
History

1831 Launched Ogdensburg, NY; one of first steamers on Great Lakes to have 2 engines each with its own beam; ran Ogdensburg, Rochester and Lewiston.

1837, Oct 8 Enrolled Ogdensburg; owned Ontario and St. Lawrence SB Co.

1838, Nov 11 Took under her guard two schooners both named CHARLOTTE whose occupants took control of the steamer to take part in Patriots War of Rebellion in Prescott, ONT attack. Steamer later fired on by H. M. S. EXPERIMENT, killing one. Steamer siezed as violation of neutrality laws; subsequently only landed at American ports.

1843 Retired and scrapped; her engine went into ROCHESTER

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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UNITED STATES (1832, Steamer)