Assembled at Buffalo; Launched after the USS MICHIGAN, but ran her trials first, making her the first iron hulled steamboat on the Great Lakes above Niagara Falls, and second on the Lakes after HMS MOHAWK
1843 December 21 First launched.
1843 December 31 Ran trials
1844 October 18 Aground Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie; got off.
1845 Rebuilt as sidewheel steamer; 97 x 18.6 x 8; 130 old style tons. Renamed SURVEYOR.
1845 - 1878 Surveyed upper Lakes harbors for U.S. Government.
1878 Sold out of US Government service.
1878, Apr 5 Crockett McElroy, St. Clair renamed JULIA, US75987 100 x 18.2 x 8.2, 102.59 gross tons, passenger steamer on St. Clair, River, MI.
1882, Jun 9 CR. Freyberg, Sheboygan, WI 105.59 gross tons & 51.30 net tons, rafting tug (sidewheel).
1888, Oct 26 Abandoned at Sheboygan, "unfit for service", sunk in outer harbor.
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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