- Sail Number Masts
- Tonnage Old Style
- 642 64/95
History and Notes
- 1843, Jul 4 Launched.
- 1843, Nov Made speed trial run.
- 1844 Enrolled new, Detroit.
- 1844, Apr 23 First trip Buffalo, NY.
- 1844, Jul 24 Collided with propeller OSWEGO 25 miles from mouth of Detroit River, Lake Erie; towed to Detroit for repairs.
- 1845 Rebuilt; added beam, cabins, repainted and refitted; running Buffalo to Chicago.
- 1847 Collided with WISCONSIN 40 miles from mouth of St. Clair River, Lake Huron; NILE towed WISCONSIN back to river; returned to service next day.
- 1849, Oct 2 Beached when boilers went out and anchors drug in Milwaukee Harbor in gale; passengers and crew gotten off safely.
- 1850 Gotten off after being grounded all winter near Milwaukee lighthouse; taken into Milwaukee River to Sweet's warehouse and dock for repairs.
- 1850, Sep 5 Destroyed by fire; warehouse and dock badly damaged; burned hull stripped of machinery and all of value; engine later went into the ORION.
- 1860, Nov Calib Harrison undertaken salvage of hull 1/2 mile below old Jones Shipyard near mouth of Milwaukee river.
- 1860, Nov 12 Taken to Wolf and Lawrence dry Dock after raising; kept afloat with four pumps.
- Newspaper Clippings
- Lytle List
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Emerson H. Knack
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- Dossin Great Lakes Museum
- C. Patrick Labadie
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- 2008-02-23 01:06:59