GRIFFITH, G.P. (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Maumee, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David R. Stebbins
Original Owner and Location:
Richard Sears, et al., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30" x 9' engine by Cayahoga Steam Engine Works, Ohio City, OH. 31' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
193.3'
Beam:
28.1'
Depth:
11.3'
Tonnage (old style):
587 41/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles West of Cleveland,OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
17 Jun 1850
How:
Burned to water line.
Notes:
212 - 287 lives lost of 326.
History

1848, Apr 18 Enrolled Detroit; ran Buffalo - Sandusky & Toledo with steamer TROY.

1849, Oct 17 Collided with schooner CALIFORNIA which filled & drifted ashore.

1850, Jun 17 Burned, Lake Erie, 212 - 287 lives lost.

1850 Jul 8 Working to raise the GRIFFITH, 2 scows capsized in a squall.

1851, Dec 13 Engine to go into vessel being built by Bidwell & Banta for Fox & Bruce; 200' x 29' x 12', 700 tons.

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

GRIFFITH, G.P. (1848, Steamer)
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