- Original Owner
- Griffith, Beebe, Allen & Co.
- 28' 11"
- 11' 8"
- Tonnage Old Style
History and Notes
- First steamer to have whistle instead of bell.
- 1837, Jun 24 Launched; traded between Cleveland, OH & Buffalo, NY.
- 1840, May Carried troops to Fort Winnebago, Green Bay.
- 1840 - 44 Ran excursion trips from Buffalo - Sault Ste. Marie / Mackinaw, MI & Green Bay / Milwaukee, WI.
- 1841 or 1843 Converted to coal burning with single boiler; first steamer to be fueled by coal.
- 1841, Jul Machinery damaged off Vermilion, OH; repaired at Cleveland, OH.
- 1842, Aug 29 Struck a rock.
- 1843, Apr Overhauled, repaired.
- 1843, Oct Collided with brig REBECCA near Buffalo.
- 1844 Owned Henry Sizer & George Tifft et al, Buffalo.
- 1844, Jul 26 Broke tiller rope causing collision with MADISON at Chicago.
- 1847, Feb 25 Owned Richard Sears & Griffith et al.
- 1847, Apr Repaired.
- 1847, May Foundered off Michigan City, IN; raised.
- 1847, Jul 28 Owned Orson Shepard & J. Nellis, Ashtabula, OH; ran Detroit, MI - Buffalo.
- 1847, Aug 20 Collided with unknown schooner in Detroit River.
- 1847+ Towed vessels up rapids between Buffalo & Tonawanda, NY.
- 1854, May Burned.
- Newspaper Clippings
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Ed Middleton
- David Swayze Shipwreck Database
- C.E. Feltner Enrollments Database
- Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J.B. Mansfield
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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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