PLYMOUTH ROCK (1854, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Along with sister, WESTERN WORLD, were the largest steamers on Lakes.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
John Englis
Original Owner and Location:
Michigan Central Rail Road Co., Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Ruben N. Rice, superintendent.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
81 x 144", 1,500hp engine by Allaire Iron Works, New York, NY. 39' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
335' 10"
Beam:
42'
Depth:
14' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
1,991 13/95
Capacity:
2,000 passengers
History

1854, Mar 21 Launched.

1854, Jul 21 First enrolled Detroit, MI.

1854, Oct 25 Collided with schooner SARAH A. GREEN in Detroit River.

1855, Mar Received boiler, stateroom & cabin improvements.

1857 Laid up Detroit.

1859, Aug 31 Struck schooner LOUISA at Detroit.

1863, May 2 Owned Boston, MA; later dismantled, Buffalo, NY; engine to NY for another PLYMOUTH ROCK.

1863, Jun 25 Made a bark.

1869, Nov 23 Filled with water in storm, Lake Huron.

1871, Sep 16 Owned Fitzgerald & Leighton; hull brought to Port Huron, MI to use as drydock.

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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