Back to Top
Top Nav content Site Footer
University Home

Archive Research Center

Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Lady Elgin

Ship owner: A. T. Spencer & Co.; G. Hubbard; Patchin & Appleby

Ship builder: J.W. Banta, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1851

Final disposition: Sunk in collision with Sch. Augusta off Pt. Winnetka Illinois on September 8, 1860. Nearly 300 lives.


Documented November 11, 1851. Said to have had name Lady Elgin painted on paddle boxes originally. Names in honor of wife of Lord Elgin, government general of Canada in 1847-1854.



1) Patchin & Appleby, Buffalo, New York

2) A. T. Spencer & Co., Chicago, Illinois (1856)

3) G. Hubbard, et. al., Chicago, Illinois (1860)

Registry number: US. (None too early)

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, sidewheel

Height: 14.3

Width: 33.7

Length: 252

Gross tonnage: 1037

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Beam

The material featured on this site is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The documents may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The source of the material, the University of Detroit Mercy Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection, must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Back to Top