CORONA (1870, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
125091
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George S. Rand
Original Owner and Location:
Albert E. Goodrich, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
Beam engine from COMET (1859).
Dimensions
Length:
172'
Beam:
26.8'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
470
Tonnage (net):
373
Capacity:
150 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Edgewater opposite Tonawanda, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
18 Nov 1898
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Caught fire at her dock, other sources say burned at Edgewater, NY opposite Tonawanda.
History

Built for Chicago, IL to St. Joseph, MI route.

1873 420 gross tons.

1873 Chartered to F and PM. Railroad to replace JOHN SHERMAN.

1879 Same owners, Kenosha, WI.

1880 Daily service Ludington - Milwaukee - Manistee with JOHN A. DIX.

1881 Ran Chicago - Milwaukee - Manitowoc.

1882 Ran Chicago - Sturgeon Bay - Menominee.

1884 Daily run Manitowoc - Menominee.

1888 Beam engine 38 x 120", 1 firebox boiler 9'3" x 19', 50 #.

1892, Jan 30 Owned John J. Warde, Chicago, IL; for passengers to World Fair in Chicago.

1892 Sold to Ben Cowes, Buffalo, NY for excursion business.

1898, Nov 17 Burned on Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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CORONA (1870, Steamer)