PURITAN (1887, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
150396
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Benton Harbor, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Jacob H. Randall
Original Owner:
Graham & Morton Transportation Company
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
Propulsion Notes:
1000hp
Dimensions
Length:
172'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
12.8'
Tonnage (gross):
289
Tonnage (net):
163
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Stokoe-Nelson dock, Manistee, Michigan, Lake Michigan
Date:
31 Dec 1895
How:
Burned
Notes:
Burned in winter quarters
History

1887, May 26 Launched Benton Harbor, cost $70,000; fastest boat on

Lake Michigan at the time

1887, June 28 Enrolled Grand Haven; ran Saint Joseph, Michigan, Benton

Harbor, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois

1887, November False sides added for stability; rebuilt machinery

1888, May Remodeled; electric lights

1889 Ran Benton Harbor to Saint Joseph & Chicago with LORA

1890, April 30 Caught fire by lamp explosion, Lake Michigan

1892, April 21 Owned Seymour Transportation Company, Manistee; ran

with PETOSKEY & SKATER Chicago, Illinois to Cheboygan,

Michigan & intermediate parts

1893, June 3 Aground Mission Point, Mackinaw Island

1894 Operated by Chicago, Saint Joseph & Benton Harbor Transportation

Company, Chicago, Illinois

1894, August 18 Sank ferry RICHMOND by collision at Saint Joseph,

Michigan

1894, September 22 Broke driving shaft

1895, May Foundered briefly attempting Saint Joseph harbor in gale

1895, December 31 Burned, Lake Michigan

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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