CITY OF CHATHAM (1888, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
92734
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Polson Iron Works.
Original Owner and Location:
Chatham Navagation Co., Toronto, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 x 31" cylinders x 24" stroke.
Dimensions
Length:
125.6'
Beam:
28.5'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
362
Tonnage (net):
232
Capacity:
627 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wiarton, ONT. Georgian Bay. Lake Huron
Date:
  1921
How:
Dismantled.
Notes:
Part of cabins stripped off at Sault Ste. Marie; hull towed to Wiarton for rebuilding - instead scrapped.
History

1888 - 1908 Chatham & Detroit route.

1889, Nov Unable to run contractual speed of 16 mph; $6,500 award against builders.

1909 Purchased by St. Joseph Island & Soo Line.

1909 - 1920 St Joseph Island & Sault Ste. Marie route.

1917, Nov 22 Wrecked at Lion's Head, Wiarton, ONT.

1921 Dismantled.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Monograph
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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