The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
MERCHANT


Description
Creator:
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Prints
Description:
Sketches and notes on the steamboat MERCHANT
Notes:
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels , 1895, page 175
Inscriptions:

Merchant

Built 1862, at Buffalo, N.Y. by David Bell

Hull, of iron. Length of keel 192 feet; over all 200 feet; breadth of beam 29 feet; depth of hold 14 feet; average draft of water 12 feet. The hull was afterwards lengthened 30 feet.

Engine, single cylinder, condensing. Diameter of cylinder 40 inches, by 36 inches stroke. Indicated horse power 600.

Boiler, one of iron, return flue. Total grate surface 60 square feet; total heating surface 1800 square feet.

Wheel, 4 Blades. 10 feet in diameter and 14 feet pitch.

Joiner work, by Hitchcock & Gibson.

Tonnage 861 18

The first iron propeller on the Great Lakes. Built for J. C. & E. T. Evans, for the Buffalo and Chicago passenger and freight business, and she ran between these two points very successfully thirteen seasons. Cost $90,000, speed 14 miles per hour.

On October 6, 1875, the MERCHANT ran onto Racine Reef, Lake Michigan, and became a total loss.

Publisher:
Smith & Stanton
Place of Publication:
New York
Date of Original:
1895
Date Of Event:
1862
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
425
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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MERCHANT


Sketches and notes on the steamboat MERCHANT