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.
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.