SEA BIRD (1859, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1859
Official Number:
22368
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
E. B. Ward
Master Carpenter:
R. C. Conwell
Original Owner and Location:
Emily Ward, et al, Newport, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Dimensions
Length:
191' 6"
Beam:
27' 9"
Depth:
12' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
638 42/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
off Waukegan, IL
Lake Michigan
Date:
9 Apr 1868
How:
fire
Final Cargo:
passengers, Misc. freight
Notes:
caught fire offshore, burned quickly; three survivors; loss of life seventytwo to over one hundred.
History

1859 Built to run Buffalo-Cleveland & Lake Erie.

1859, October Put on Lake Huron, Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Lake Michigan Route.

1860 Readmeasured 535 old tons.

1860, Nov Broke cylinder head off Whitefish Point, Lake Superior, towed to Detroit, repaired, laid up for winter.

1863 Owned A. E. Goodrich, Chicago; ran west shore, Lake Michgian, Chicago, Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Lake Superior.

1863, Nov Ashore Whitefish Bay, Lake Michigan; stayed ashore during winter.

1864, early Raised, repaired, Chicago.

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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SEA BIRD (1859, Steamer)