POST BOY (1888, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
150428
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Note: Steel arches.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Master Carpenter:
George F. Williams
Original Owner and Location:
Richard Armstrong, Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
9 & 22 X 12" engine. 5'6" X 9', 140# steam, marine boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
78'
Beam:
21.4'
Depth:
5.8'
Tonnage (gross):
123.75
Tonnage (net):
80.94
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Macatawa Park, Holland, MI
Lake Michigan.
How:
Burned.
Notes:
1906, Jun 20 Documents surrendered.
History

1889, Apr 1 Owned Bay Line & Fire Boat Co., Bay County, MI; ran Saginaw River.

1891 Milwaukee route with fruit.

1892 Stranded in storm with full load of World's Fair passengers near Chicago, IL, Lake Michigan.

1895 Ran Cleveland, OH region.

1896, Aug 12 Owned F.W. Wheeler & Co., Bay City, MI.

1897, Jun 19 Owned J.E. Spalding, Port Clinton, OH; ran Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie.

1898, Mar 17 Tonnage change 94.5 gross / 64.26 net tons.

1901, Aug 5 Owned J.H. Graham, St. Joseph, MI; overhauled, electric lights; ran Chicago to Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan.

1902, May 5 Owned Fred K. Colby (Macatawa Parks Association), Holland, MI.

1904, Jul Struck sunken pile, Saugatuck, MI; repaired.

1905, Aug 8 Burned.

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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POST BOY (1888, Excursion Vessel)