COMMERCE (1837, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Edward Wells
Original Owner and Location:
W. Townsend & John H. Williams, et al, Sandusky, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
50hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
174.8'
Beam:
17.6'
Depth:
6.9'
Tonnage (old style):
78 69/95
History

1837, May 2 Launched; ran Sandusky - Fremont.

1837 - 42 Enrolled Portland, OH.

1842, Sep 7 Collision with steamer CHICAGO on Lake Erie; lost a wheelhouse & 1 flange; towed to Huron, OH for repairs.

1843 - 46 Enrolled Sandusky, OH.

1849 Enrolled Detroit, MI; owned W.W. Clark, J.J. Godfrey, et al, Monroe, MI.

1850 - 51 Wintered at Buffalo, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
F. E. Hamilton
Lytle List
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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COMMERCE (1837, Steamer)