NEW ORLEANS Steamer, ran ashore on Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron and filled with water, June 15, 1849.
Casualty List for 1849
Erik Hyle's private papers
. . . . .
A despatch by O'Reilly's Western Telegraph line from Detroit, received on Saturday, announces the intelligence brought by Capt. Gager of the steamer ALBANY, that the steamer NEW ORLEANS, Capt. Nicholson, ran on a reef of rocks on Sugar Island in Thunder Bay, on Thursday evening last, and is a total wreck. She had a large load of passengers, who were all taken off in fishermen's boats from Thunder Bay and Sugar Island. Her cargo mostly saved without much damage. A portion of her engine has gone down in the ALBANY. The hull is probably before this abandoned as a total wreck, lying up to her decks in water. The cause of the accident is not stated. The passengers were on Thunder Bay and Sugar Island, which are about four miles apart, waiting for conveyance up the lake.
The NEW ORLEANS was owned by Messrs. Gelston & Evans of this city, and was
insured for the sum of fifteen thousand dollars in the North Western, Buffalo Mutual and Columbus Insurance Companies.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Monday, June 18, 1849
Steamer NEW ORLEANS. -- This vessel, which ran on a reef in Thunder Bay, is a total wreck. She was owned by Messrs. Gelston & Evans of this city, and was valued at $30,000. She was insured for $15,000 as follows: - $6,000 in the Buffalo Mutual, $5,000 in the Columbus and $4,000 in the Northwestern. We understand that her owners have abandoned her to the underwriters. Her cargo was little if any damaged.
Buffalo Daily republic
June 18, 1849
Steamer NEW ORLEANS. - This vessel which ran on a reef of rocks in Thunder Bay, is a total wreck. She was owned by Messrs. Gelston & Evans, of Buffalo and was valued at $30,000. The insurance's on her were as follows: Buffalo Mutual, $6,000; Cloumbus $6,000; North Western, $4,000; Total $16,000. She has been abandoned to the underwriters.
Daily True Democrat (Cleveland)
Thursday, June 21, 1849
MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES
DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
Stmr. NEW ORLEANS, wrecked on Lake Huron; total loss - $25,000
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)
Steam paddle NEW ORLEANS. Of 610 tons. Built Detroit, Mich., 1844. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION:-
Lost 1849 by Stranding on Thunder Bay, Mich. June 13, 1849, with no loss of life.
Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868