America 2 (wooden)

1854                                          America     2                          1858 (1869)

Wooden sidewheel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Niagara on the Lake ON by Edwards

285’6” LOA, 38’4” beam, 14’ depth, 1683 tons
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, vertical beam engine,

In service between Hamilton ON and Oswego NY for the Great Western Railway

Sold 1857 to Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad Co., Detroit MI

Laid up late in the 1857 season because of the Panic of 1857 and did not operate on the Great Lakes again.

Sold 1858 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Down St. Lawrence River June 1858.

Renamed Coatzacoalcos 1859

Burned April 11, 1869 at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.  Enroute light from Panama to San Francisco CA, stopped for bunker coal and caught fire at the dock.






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *