ARROW (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Patrick Bates Yard
Master Carpenter:
Arthur Edwards
Original Owner and Location:
Arthur Edwards et al, Trenton, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
46" x 10' stroke,325 hp engine built Murphy Iron Works, New York, NY; installed Cuyahoga Steam Furnace, Cleveland, OH; wheels = 28'.
Dimensions
Length:
183'
Beam:
24.8'
Depth:
8.5'
Tonnage (gross):
373.52
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Green Bay, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1864
How:
Condemned & dismantled.
Notes:
Engines removed & installed in steamer GEORGE L. DUNLAP, 1864; then, installed in DARIUS COLE, 1885.
History

1848, Jun 19 Enrolled Detroit.

1849 Began service between Sandusky & Lake Erie Islands.

1848, Oct 23 Collided with propeller ONEIDA; towed to Detroit for repairs.

1849, Jul 11 Ran aground on Put-in-Bay Island; hull damaged; towed to Detroit for repairs.

1851-57 Ran Detroit, MI to Toledo, OH.

1857, Jun 3 Ran Buffalo, NY to Chippewa, ONT.

1858 Transferred to Green Bay, WI; ran to ports on east shore of Lake Michigan.

1859, Nov 15 Stranded Gross Pointe on west shore of Lake Michigan; released Nov. 18th; repaired Green Bay.

1861 Owned W.D. Caverly, Detroit; operated as tow on St.Clair Flats.

1863, May 19 Owned Chas. T. Harley et al, Lake Superior Forwarding Co., Sault Ste. Marie, MI; ran Chicago to Lake Superior ports.

1864 Condemned at Green Bay.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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ARROW (1848, Steamer)