1849                                        Atlantic                                      1852

Wooden sidewheel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Newport MI by Jacob Wolverton

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

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 29, 1849 (#28)
265’7” x 33’ x 13’6”, 1155 18/95 tons     to:
Samuel and Eber Ward, Detroit MI (home port Newport MI)

Sunk Aug 20, 1852 in collision with str. Ogdensburg six miles above Long Point, Lake Erie.  Enroute from Buffalo NY to Detroit MI.  Ogdensburg enroute from Cleveland OH to Ogdensburg NY with cargo of wheat.  Loss of life estimates vary from 130 to more than 300 of 600 aboard.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian July-Aug 1952 (#36)    
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 42







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