ARUNDELL (1878, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
105784
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & Package.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
David Bell
Original Owner and Location:
T. Hersee, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
No record of original engine.
Dimensions
Length:
136.6'
Beam:
23.4'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
306
Tonnage (net):
199
Final Disposition
Final Location:
James River, VA.
Date:
21 Apr 1922
How:
Collision.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with steamer LAKE STERLING, 18 crew, one life lost.
History

1878-1881 Owned T. Hersee, Buffalo, NY; operated Buffalo & Rochester to Thousand Islands.

1889-1892 Owned Darius Cole Transportation Co., Banger, MI & T, F, Holt, Detroit, MI. Detroit-Toledo run with Star Cole Line, early & late season runs to Port Huron.

1892 Rebuilt Detroit Dry Dock Co. 166.6 x 26.5 x 10.7; 339 gross tons/257 net tons. Repowered with fore & aft compound engine, 21 x 42" x 28", 340hp @ 105rpm, S. F. Hodge Iron works, Detroit; new firebox boiler, 10' x 15.5', 120# from Love & Schofield, Port Huron. Chartered Graham & Morton while its new boat "CHICORA" was built; ran Chicago-St. Joseph, Benton Harbor.

1893-1898 Owned Star Line Steamers, Detroit, MI.

1898-1910 Owned Darius Cole Transportation Co.; opened season Detroit-Port Huron run, Aug 1898; began runs, St. Lawerence River-Thousand Islands; ran aground Fineview Shoal, Thousand Islands

Jun 18, 1908 Released

Jun 30, 1908 Repaired Kingston.

1810, Mar 12 Owned A. H. Crawford, Saugatuck to run Chicago & Sanqatuck.

1910, Apr Rebuilt.

1911, Oct 18 Burned Douglas, MI.

1911, Dec 8 Bought by Nessen & Kitzinger, Manistee; towed to Manistee; rebuilt, ran between Manistee, Ludington & Frankfort, MI.

1916, Jun 13 Bought by N. G. Paske, New York, NY; redocumented as barge; 166.6 x 26.5 x 10.7.

1919, Apr 7 Listed abandoned, "unfit for service".

1920, Sep 23 Owned A. D. L. Buxton, Worchester, MA; rebuilt Elizabeth City, NC as gas screw motor vessel; 170 x 24.4 x 9.3; 516 gross tons/291 net tons.

1921, Oct 21 Name changed to BREWSTER.

1922, Apr 22 Sunk in collision James River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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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ARUNDELL (1878, Propeller)