The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Charter (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1849

Full Text

The following boats and propellers are on the stocks, or are already launched, and will be in service early in the season.
"A new steamer building is building at Huron, of about 200 tons, and will be brought to this city on the opening of navigation, to take her machinery, which is being made at the foundry of Messrs. Bell & McNeish."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, March 26, 1849 p.2

      . . . . .

NEW STEAMER.---Another addition to the lake marine made her appearance here this morning in the shape of a staunch, well built steamer of 200 tons burthen. She is to be called the CHARTER, and was built by Mr.Fredrick Ketchum, of Huron, for Mr.C.P. Turner of Black Rock. Her dimensions are as follows:---Length of keel, 125 feet---breadth of beam, 20 feet---depth of hold, 8 feet. It is intended, we believe, to run her between Buffalo and Port Rowan.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, April 23, 1849

      . . . . .
The steamer CHARTER arrived here yesterday. Her burthen is 200 tons - she was built by Mr. Frederick Ketchum, of Huron, for Mr. C. P. Turner, of Black Rock, and will run between Buffalo and Port Rowan. She is a staunch vessel, and will prove a worthy addition to our Lake Marine.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, April 23, 1849
      . . . . .

NEW STEAMER.---A new steamer built at Huron by Fredrick Ketchum, was towed into this port on Saturday night. She is to be called the CHARTER, and is owned by C.P. Turner, of Black Rock, and is intended to ply between this place and Port Rowan. The following are her dimensions:-- 125 feet keel, 20 feet beam, 8 feet hold. She draws at present but 2 feet 5 inches water, and from all appearances will make a very fine boat. The engine of the steamer CHICAGO will be used in the CHARTER, having been repaired and made almost as good as new.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 24, 1849

      . . . . .

Steamer CHARTER, 197 tons, built Huron, Ohio, 1849. Rig changed to propeller March 22, 1853. Vessel stranded August 21, 1856 about 6 miles above Fairport, Ohio. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      1790 - 1869, Lytle - Holdcamper List

Media Type:
Item Type:
new vessel &c.
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Charter (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1849