CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON (1842, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1842
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Niagara, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: One stack; bulbous ice-breaking ram bows.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Niagara Harbor & Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Hugh Richardson, Toronto, ONT
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
80 hp engine; 1857 - machinery into barge ARK, formerly E.K. COLLINS; 1867 - machinery into MARINE CITY. 25' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
160'
Tonnage (old style):
316
Final Disposition
How:
Dismantled.
History

Ran Lewiston, NY to Niagara & Toronto, ONT.

Later transferred to St.Lawrence River at Montreal, QUE.

1849, Nov Seized at Lewiston, NY for bringing gin from Canada.

1850 Owned Thomas Dick & Andrew Herron, Niagara.

1855, Feb Ashore Van Every's Point near Humbar; released 2 days later by steamers WELLAND & ZIMMERMAN.

1855, May Repaired Kingston, ONT.

1857 Laid up due to panic of 1857; dismantled; machinery into barge ARK formerly E.K. COLLINS; 10 yrs. later into MARINE CITY.

Later transferred to St. Lawrence River at Montreal, QUE.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
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

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON (1842, Steamer)
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CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON (1842, Steamer)