- Propulsion Type
- Tonnage Old Style
- 412 49/95
- Final Location
- 5 miles off Conneaut, OH.
- Lake Erie.
- Final Date Month
- Final Date Day
- Final Date Year
- Final How
- Final Notes
- Collision with JOHN F. PORTER on a dark night; 13 of 97 people perished.
- May have been used as off shore gambling casino at the time.
- Engine later salvaged.
- 1847, Jun 23 Safe salvaged.
History and Notes
- 1838, May 5 Launched, one of first Lake Erie steamers to have a cabin; running Detroit, MI - Buffalo, NY connecting with Lake Erie ports.
- 1839 Carried 500 passengers.
- 1840 Chartered Reed Line, Chicago IL - Buffalo, NY; owned Jesse Smith & D. Howe, Cleveland, OH.
- 1840, Apr Broke shaft on Lake Erie.
- 1841, Apr Trial of Ohio coal for fuel.
- 1842, Jun 15 Arrived Chicago, IL; struck pier, wheel damaged.
- 1843 Owned Oren Smith et al.
- 1844, Apr Grounded near Buffalo.
- Owned Burr, Higgins & Co., Sandusky, OH; connecting with Mansfield Sandusky Railroad; Troy & Erie Line.
- 1847 Owned D. M. Barney & Co., Sandusky.
- 1847, Jun 9 Sunk on Lake Erie in collision with JOHN F. PORTER.
- 1855, Jul 14 Located for salvage.
- Newspaper Clippings
- Lytle List
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- F.E. Hamilton
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- Ed Middleton
- Donald V. Baut
- David Swayze Shipwreck Database
- Unique ID
33476 images/descriptions are openly available.
This image is now available from the Alpena County Public Library Great Lakes Maritime Collection site. This MLibrary collection will be retired on April 16, 2018.
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