America 1 (wooden)

1848                               America     1                                          1854

Wooden sidewheel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Port Huron MI by John W. Searles

1 deck, coal-fired boilers, vertical beam engine,

Enrolled at Buffalo NY April 8, 1848 (#14)
240’2” x 34’2 ½” x 13’8”, 1083 27/95 tons     to:
John R. Phillips, Cleveland OH (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1848

Home port to Cleveland OH 1850

Solod 1852 to J. F. Phillips ½ and Lysander Cushing, Albert Reed and Albert Brown 1/6 each  (home port to Buffalo NY)

Sold 1853 to John W. McMullen, Akron OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Wrecked April 5, 1854 on Point Pelee, Lake Erie.  Captain set course from Cleveland OH to Toledo OH and went to bed.  The mates quarreled over the proper course to follow and vessel grounded before the captain could be gotten up to settle the issue.  No lives lost.







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