NILE (1843, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1843
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
B. F. Goodsell
Original Owner and Location:
Oliver Newberry & Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
44" x 120", 112hp low pressure engine, West Point Foundry, New York City; from steamer MILWAUKEE.
Dimensions
Length:
183'
Beam:
26' 9"
Depth:
13' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
642 64/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wolf and Lawrence's dry dock, Milwaukee, WI .
Lake Michigan
Date:
  1860
Notes:
1852, Oct 11 Wreckage sold to C. Harrison.
History

1843, Jul 4 Launched.

1844, Apr 22 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1844, Jun 14 Aground Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River.

1844, Jul 1 Broke shaft at Erie.

1844, Jul 24 Collision with propeller OSWEGO near Detroit on Lake Erie; repaired Detroit.

1845 Rebuilt & altered.

1845, Oct Aground at Malden, Detroit River.

1846, May Aground Detroit River, released by NIAGARA.

1846, Jul 16 Broke shaft, Chicago area.

1847, Aug 30 Collided with WISCONSIN near St. Clair River; repaired.

1848 Rebuilt & altered.

1849, Oct 3 Aground near Milwaukee, WI.

1850, Jun 3 Released.

1850, Sep 6 Burned, Lake Michigan.

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

NILE (1843, Steamer)
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NILE (1843, Steamer)