GOVERNOR MARCY (1833, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1833
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black Rock, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 32 passenger staterooms.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Pratt & Taylor
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Vertical beam, 35hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
125'
Beam:
18' 6"
Depth:
7' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
161 80/95
History

1833, Oct Launched.

1834, Apr 25 Enrolled Buffalo, owned William F.P. Taylor, et al, Buffalo.

1835, Oct Collided with schooner HENRY between Conneaut, OH & Erie, PA.

1836 First steamer to navigate Saginaw River; took settlers to Fort Saginaw.

1836, May 10 Collided wtih steamboat NORTH AMERICA, Conneaut, Lake Erie.

1838 On government survey for construction of lighthouses etc., Lake Michigan.

1839, May 20 Enrolled Detroit; owned William Brewster, et al, Detroit.

1839 Green Bay - Mackinac run.

1842 Laid up in ownership dispute.

1843, Dec 8 Enrolled Detroit, owned Matthew Gooding, et al, Detroit.

1844, Apr Rebuilt; Detroit - Buffalo run; owned Detroit.

1846 Buffalo, Dunkirk & Barcelona, NY run.

1847, Jun 4 Ran aground Sturgeon Reef, Dunkirk, NY, Lake Erie; heavy damage; taken to Buffalo.

1849 Enrolled Detroit.

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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GOVERNOR MARCY (1833, Steamer)