SWAN (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Howard
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Howard & Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
138' 9"
Beam:
21' 3"
Depth:
7' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
209 13/95
History

1852, Aug 3 Burned at dock Toledo, OH., Lake Erie.

1854 Towboat Detroit River.

1854, Mar 21 Rebuilt Detroit; 138'10" x 18 x 8'6"; 202 67/95; owned Charles Howard & W. L. Pierce, Detroit.

1854, Oct Burned Algonac, MI.

1855, May 22 Owned William Dana, Detroit.

1855, Jun 27 Owned Jerrey Duprey & Daniel McAlpin, Detroit.

1857, Jul 21 Owned D.G. McAlpin et al, Detroit.

1858, Apr 22 Owned William V. James et al, Detroit; repaired, new deck & cabins; ran Detroit to Chatham, ONT.

1858, Oct Collided with schooner ANDOVER, Detroit; damaged wheel & wheelhouse.

1859, Jun 8 Owned Francis R. Chapel, Detroit.

1860, Jul Chartered to run Sandusky to Fremont, OH.

1860, Nov Rebuilt.

1861, May Owned Charles T. Harvey, Detroit; ran Green Bay & Masonville(near Escanaba) to Marquette, MI; mail & passengers.

1866 Sold to Chicago parties.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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SWAN (1851, Steamer)