CHAUTAUQUE (1839, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1839
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.W. Banta
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
161
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Clair River.
Date:
13 Aug 1850
How:
Burned.
History

Ran Buffalo, Barcelona, Silver Creek, & Dunkirk, NY.

1840, Oct Damaged in storm at Dunkirk.

1842, Jul Refitted.

1842, Oct 29 Collided with & sunk schooner LODI near Sturgeon Point, NY., Lake Erie.

1843, Nov Collided with J.D. BEAUPRE off VanBuren harbor.

1843 - 44, Winter Rebuilt; 153'6" x 18'2" x 7'6"; 204 49/95 tons.

1844, Fall Aground near Sandytown / Buffalo.

1845, Apr Released.

1845 Ran Buffalo - Detroit.

1845, Aug Chartered by government Topographical Engineers for Lake Huron survey.

1846, Mar Damaged in ice near Buffalo lighthouse.

1846, May Rebuilt, ran Detroit line.

1847, Sep Attempting to leave Monroe, MI harbor, purposely rammed schooner blocking way.

1849 Ran Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland line.

1850, Jan Damaged & sunk by ice, Detroit.

1850 Employed in towing on St. Clair River / Flats.

1850, Aug 13 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
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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CHAUTAUQUE (1839, Steamer)