Lady Elgin

1851                                       Lady Elgin                                1860

Wooden sidewheel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Buffalo NY by Jacob W. Banta

2 decks, coal-fired boilers, vertical beam engine,

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Nov 5, 1851 (#86)               
252’ x 32’8” x 13’, 1037 74/95 tons     to:
Aaron D. Patchin and Gilman Appleby, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service Nov 7, 1851 operating between Buffalo NY and Chicago IL for the Grand Trunk Railroad

Sold 1856 to A. T. Spencer & Co, Chicago IL after the Grand Trunk line was completed to Chicago and entered service between Chicago and Lake Superior ports

Sunk Sept 8, 1860 in collision with schooner Augusta between Waukegan and Kenosha WI, Lake Michigan.  Enroute from Chicago IL to Milwaukee WI and Mackinaw City MI.  287 lost of 385 aboard.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Oct 1951 (#28)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p.247






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