GARDEN CITY (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner:
Captain Crocker
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
Vertical beam 44 x 144
Dimensions
Length:
218'
Beam:
29.6'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
657
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Les Cheneaux (Martin) Reef, Detour, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
16 May 1854
How:
Stranded
History

1853 October 26 Man murdered on board near Milwaukee, Michigan

1854 Febuary 16 Owned Vincent Bidwell, Buffalo, New York

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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GARDEN CITY (1853, Steamer)