- Sail Number Masts
- 144 1/2
- 10 5/6
- Tonnage Old Style
- 349 34/95
- Final Location
- Near Crisp Point, MI.
- Lake Superior.
- Final Date Month
- Final Date Day
- Final Date Year
- Final How
- Final Notes
- Reported first cargo of Lake Superior iron ore ever lost; downbound blew propeller seal, split sternpost, filled & foundered; no lives lost; machinery & gear recovered 1978-83, now in Smithsonian; reportedly oldest marine engine existing built in North America.
History and Notes
- 1848, May 13 First enrolled Sandusky, OH; operated by New York & Erie Railroad Line; ran Buffalo, Dunkirk, NY to upper Lake Erie ports.
- 1850-51 Wintered Buffalo.
- 1851 Collided with schooner CAMBRIDGE on Lake Erie; repaired.
- 1852, Mar 20 Owned L.H. Pratt et al.
- 1853, Nov 11 Owned Samuel F. Pratt.
- 1854, Apr 12 Owned W.A. Fox et al.
- 1854, Apr 26 Against pier Cleveland, OH; badly damaged; repaired.
- 1854, Oct 28 On rocks St. Mary's River; released.
- 1855, May 5 Owned F. Perew.
- 1856, May Ran Cleveland & Buffalo.
- 1856, Sep 27 Ashore Pt. Abino, ONT; released.
- 1857, Oct Struck west pier while entering Cleveland.
- 1857, Winter Rebuilt.
- 1858, Spring Operated by People's Line, Cleveland.
- 1858, Jun 6 Foundered.
- 1975 Wreck located by John Steele, Waukegan, IL.
- Newspaper Clippings
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
- Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
- Ed Middleton
- David Swayze Shipwreck Database
- C.E. Feltner Enrollments Database
- C. Patrick Labadie
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- Date Added/Updated
- 2008-02-21 17:08:29
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