PORTER, JOHN F. (1850, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1850
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Mishawaka, IN
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Henry Williams
Original Owner:
Ball & Martin
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 40 horsepower engines.
Dimensions
Length:
108'
Beam:
16'
Depth:
4'
Tonnage (old style):
69.43
History

1850-51 Ran Constantine, MI to Niles, MI.

1852 Ran Grand River; owned H.R. Williams, Grand Rapids, MI.

1853-58 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1855, Oct 22 Capsized off Chicago, IL.

1856, Jan Operated by Parks & Co. Line; reported to be made 4'wider & 8'longer & given new engine.

1859 Ran Muskegon River.

1859, Sep 20 Ashore between Grand River & Muskegon, MI.

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

PORTER,  JOHN  F. (1850, Steamer)
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PORTER, JOHN F. (1850, Steamer)