LEXINGTON (1838, Steamer)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Augustus Jones
Original Owner and Location:
F.N. Jones et al., Cleveland, OH.
Number of Masts:
Propulsion Notes:
80hp direct acting from UNCLE SAM (1832) by Shepard Iron Works; installed into KALOOLAH (1852).
22' 6"
11' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
363 53/95

1838, May 21 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1838, Nov 19 Owned R.C. Palmer, Buffalo, NY et al.

1839, Jun 10 Collision with steamer ROCHESTER off Conneaut.

1839, Aug 20 Owned Gilman Appleby, Buffalo.

1840, Apr 9 Owned H.N. Yates et al, Charleston, OH., 162'.

1842 Sank, 120' water; raised.

1842, Apr 16 Owned F.N. Jones & Co., Buffalo.

1842, Oct 1 Collision with schooner DETROIT, Buffalo harbor.

1844, Apr 27 Owned Ansel R. Cobb & Co., Buffalo.

1844 Excursions out of Buffalo.

1844, Sep 19 Owned Gilman Appleby et al, Buffalo.

1845, Apr On shore of reef, Marblehead.

1845, Dec Damaged at Cleveland recently.

1845, Dec 9 Ironed her bows to resist ice.

1846, Mar 15 Damaged by Lake Erie freshet at Buffalo.

1846, Jun 4 Owned Henry Randall et al, Buffalo.

1846, Dec 7 Wrecked near Buffalo Lighthouse.

1847, Apr Repairs & improvements, new boilers.

1847, Oct Owned Horton.

1848, Jul 25 Owned Henry Dwight, NY.

1848, Nov 8 Ashore Silver Creek, Lake Erie.

1848, Nov 29 Owned Thaddeus Patchin & Co., Buffalo, NY.

1849, Mar Charterd for season to carry stone for lighthouse at Straits of Mackinaw.

1849, Nov 24 Grounded Milwaukee, WI., Lake Michigan.

1849, Nov 30 Grounded on bar at Buffalo harbor.

1850, Jun 19 Ashore 10 miles from Port Washington, Lake Michigan; bound Chicago, IL - Green Bay, WI; dismantled machinery into KALOOLAH.

1850, Aug 6 Collision with propeller ALLEGHENY near Conneaut harbor.

1851 Towing log rafts, Lake Erie.

1851, Sep 2 Ashore near Grand River, Port Maitland, ONT.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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LEXINGTON (1838, Steamer)