Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Rig Steamer

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 183.00
Width 34.33
Depth 12.00
Masts 3
Gross Tonnage 781.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt at Huron, OH, 1839-1840. Reduced to one mast, 1852.
History Was first vessel on upper lakes to have an upper deck for passenger accommodations. In later years engaged in towing on Niagara River from Tonawanda to Buffalo, and had portion of cabins removed for this duty.Caught fire at Dock, Detroit, MI, on September 1, 1839, and burned cabins off. Hull was towed to Huron, OH, on September 7, 1839, by steamer COLUMBUS for rebuilding.
Ran down and sank schooner COMMERCIAL, June 22, 1840, off Conneaut, OH, Lake Erie; no lives lost.
Ran aground in St. Clair Flats, October 26, 1840; released the following day. Developed a leak, sank, and raised at Milwaukee, WI, September 23, 1845; $300 loss. Temporarily seized for violation of revenue laws, May 5, 1847. Collision with schooner J.W. BROWN on Lake Erie, July 29, 1852.
Disposition Dismantled at Tonawanda, NY, in 1855.

Build Information

Builder Fairbanks Church
Place Built Huron, OH
Date Built 1838-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd Date
Augustus Walker1838-00-001855-00-00
Western Transportation Company1843-00-001843-00-00