MAYFLOWER (1849, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Master Carpenter:
J. Lupton
Original Owner and Location:
Michigan Central Railroad Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
3
Propulsion Notes:
72" x 11' engine, Hogg & Delamater, New York, NY. Return flow boilers, Hogg & Delamater, New York. Two 36' sidewheels.
Dimensions
Length:
283' 2"
Beam:
35'  7 1/2"
Depth:
13'  9 1/2"
Tonnage (old style):
1354 29/95
Capacity:
800 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Point Pelee, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Nov 1854
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Railroad iron.
Notes:
Sank in striking an ice floe in fog. 1855 Machinery salvaged by E.B. Ward. 1870 Ships bell to Union School, Marine City. 1889 Cargo salvaged.
History

1848, Nov 11 Launched.

1849, May 26 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Detroit - Cleveland, OH & Buffalo, NY.

1849, Jun Broke machinery, Lake Erie.

1851, Apr 4 Collision with brig POWHATTAN, Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1851, Dec 16 Ashore Elk Creek below Conneaut, OH.

1852, May Released & repaired.

1853, May 21 Resumed service Cleveland - Buffalo - Detroit.

1854, Nov 20 Ran on rocks in fog Point Pelee, ONT in fog.

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

MAYFLOWER (1849, Steamer)
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