CHICAGO (1835, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1835
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Joseph, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Passenger & package freight, "nondescript".
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
John Griffith & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
John F. Wright et al, Erie, PA
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from ENTERPRISE(1826) or WILLIAM PEACOCK(1829).
Dimensions
Length:
105'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
9.6'
Tonnage (old style):
186
Final Disposition
Date:
  1846
How:
Abandoned.
History

St. Joseph - Chocago, IL until 1841.

1836, Mar 7 Enrolled Detroit District.

1836 Wrecked near St. Joseph, MI; engine & boiler bought by Benjamin H. Wheelock, used to power the first sawmill on Muskegon Lake in 1837; hull abandoned at St.Joseph.

1840, Apr 25 Enrolled Presque Isle District; owned John F. Wright et al, Erie, PA.

1842, Sep Collision with steamer COMMERCE.

1842, Nov 18 Drove ashore in gale & wrecked 3 miles east of Silver Creek, NY on Lake Erie; 60 passengers & crew, merchandise.

1844 Salvaged and reenrolled.

1844, May 7 Enrolled Buffalo Creek District; owned Gilman Appleby, Buffalo, NY, et al.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Lytle List
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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CHICAGO (1835, Steamer)