MICHIGAN (1881, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
91382
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
48
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner:
Goodrich Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27", 44" X 40" engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 10' X 18' boilers. 10'4" diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
203.9'
Beam:
35.1'
Depth:
11.7'
Tonnage (gross):
1183.19
Tonnage (net):
1024.18
Final Disposition
Final Location:
17 miles off Holland, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Mar 1885
Final Depth:
275'
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Crushed by ice & foundered while in aid of steamer ONEIDA; crew rescued by tug ARTIC. 2005 Wreck located upright.
History

Designed by Frank E. Kirby; duplicate of WISCONSIN.

1883, May 1 Owned Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee Transportation Co.

1884 Struck outer south pier at Grand Haven, MI & sank; placed in caisson at Ferrysburg, MI for repairs.

1885, Feb 9 Went to aid of steamer ONEIDA, became caught in ice also.

1885, Mar 9 Crushed & sunk by ice after being trapped for 42 days.

1906, Jul 16 Crosby Transportation Co. attempting to locate & raise MICHIGAN.

2005, Jun Located by Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates.

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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