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- Side Wheel Steamer
- 35ffw 11m
- 160ft Lengths
- West Sister Island, Lake Erie
- 41 43.246 83 04.38
- 43679.1 56824.3
Chronological History #
- 1838 Enrolled at Buffalo, New York; ran Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee & Chicago
- 1840 Aground at Mackinac, released by steamer GREAT WESTERN
- 1842 October In collision with schooner KINNE on Lake Huron
- 1842 November Ashore near Chicago; released
- 1844 Owned Samuel Gelston, et.al., Buffalo; rebuilt, lengthened, 218’8″ x 30 x 14, 887 old measure; now one of the largest & fastest boats on the Great Lakes
- 1845 Owned Stephan Card, Buffalo
- 1846 Owned E.S. Prosser & Company, Buffalo
- 1846 Owned Edward Whittaker, et.al., Buffalo
- 1847, September 4 In collision with steamer NILE, on Lake Huron; repaired
- 1852 Owned T.J. Titus, et.al., Buffalo
- 1853 Collision with BRUNSWICK Sunk West Sister Island, Lake Erie
David Swayze Shipwreck File #
- Other names: none
- Official no.: none
- Type at loss: sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger & package freight
- Build info: 1837, G. W. Jones, Conneaut, OH
- Specs: 219x30x14, 700g 490n
- Date of loss: 1853, Aug 24
- Place of loss: W. Sister Isl.
- Lake: Erie
- Type of loss: collision
- Loss of life: none
- Carrying: light
- Detail: She collided with the steamer BRUNSWICK and sank after her helmsman misunderstood a passing order and she veered into the BRUNSWICK.. Owned by Capt. T. J. Titus & Geo. Davis of Buffalo. Master: Capt. Hayes.
- Some sources list her as a prop, but she predates the prop [there was a prop WISCONSIN operating in 1853]
- Went ashore in poor visibility 6 mi N of Chicago on Nov 6, 1842 with heavy damage.
- Rebuilt and enlarged in 1843. Originally 157 ft long, 29 ft. beam, 12 ft depth and 54 feet across the guards.
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