- Engine Type
- Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
- Tonnage Old Style
History and Notes
- 1837 Built Grand Island, NY; to be used between Buffalo & Lake Michigan ports.
- 1838, May 12 Chartered to U.S. Government for service in upper lakes.
- 1838, Nov 16 Chartered to Canadian Government for patrol boat in Patriot Wars as HMS JOHN COLBORNE.
- 1839, Sep 23 Sold to Morris Hazard et al, Milwaukee, WI.
- 1839, Oct 19-20 Driven ashore Southport, WI; considerable damage; to Chicago for repairs.
- 1840, May 19 Returned to service; laid up Buffalo Creek at close of season under armed guard-disputes over ownership.
- 1841, Jul 4 Pirated to Milwaukee; ran hard aground on bar Milwaukee River; remained there until late Nov.
- 1842 Sold to Oliver Newberry who removed machinery to allow removal; towed to Chicago.
- 1843, Apr Steamer ILLINOIS took engine to Detroit to be installed in NILE.
- 1844 Back in service.
- 1847, Aug 12 Arrived Buffalo after rebuild Sandusky, OH; owned B. Higgins & Co., Sandusky; enrolled Sandusky.
- 1849 Purchased Cleveland for dismantling.
- Newspaper Clippings
- Milwaukee Public Library
- Lytle List
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- David Swayze Shipwreck Database
- C.E. Feltner Enrollments Database
- C. Patrick Labadie
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- 2008-02-22 22:37:43
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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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