The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
ATLANTIC


Description
Creator:
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Prints
Description:
Sketch and notes on the steamboat ATLANTIC
Notes:
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels , 1895, page 93
Inscriptions:

ATLANTIC:

Built for E. B. & S. Ward, by J. L. Wolverton, at Newport, Mich., 1848

Length 267 feet; 33 feet beam, and 13 feet 4 inches depth of hold. 1,155.18 tons

Engine, by Hogg & Delamater, N. Y., cylinder 60 inches by 11 ft stroke. 2 Boilers, each 10 feet diameter by 34 feet long.

Cost $110,000.

The Atlantic was chartered as soon as finished to run between Buffalo and Detroit with steamers Mayflower and Ocean, in connection with the Michigan Central Railroad, and continued on this route from 1849 until 1852. On August 20, 1852, while on passage from Buffalo to Detroit with 110 first class and 270 steerage passengers, and a crew of 40, was run into by the propeller Ogdensburg, off Long Point, (Canada) Lake Erie, and sunk in 15 minutes. 150 persons perished.

The Atlantic in point of beauty, elegance and convenience, in finish and accommodation, was not surpassed by any boat on the Lakes. On June 7, 1849 she reached Detroit from Buffalo in 16 1/2 hours, the quickest passage up to that time.

Publisher:
Smith & Stanton
Place of Publication:
New York
Date of Original:
1895
Date Of Event:
1848
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
411
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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ATLANTIC


Sketch and notes on the steamboat ATLANTIC