GAZELLE (1858)


Year of Build:
1858
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
New Port (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Eber B. Ward, Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Painted & decorated by James Elliott; builder also listed as R.C. Connell.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
Beam engine from steamer BUCKEYE STATE (1851).
Dimensions
Length:
176'
Beam:
27'
Depth:
11'
Note on Dimensions:
alternate length: 190'
Tonnage (old style):
422
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Eagle Harbor,
Lake Superior.
Date:
 Sep 1860
Notes:
Entering the harbor, missed the piers and beached on the rocks, broke up the next day; owned E.B. Ward, Ward's Superior Lake Line; 1864 wreckage removed; 1943 hull raised (possibly the sidewheeler ILLINOIS).
History

Built to run between Grand Haven, MI & Milwaukee, WI in conjunction with the Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad.

1858, Oct 13 Enrolled Detroit, MI; owned Eber B. Ward, Detroit.

1858, Dec Damaged in a collision on Lake Michigan.

1859, Mar 28 Owned Eber W. Owen, Ann Arbor, MI.

1860, Sep 8 or 10 Wrecked.

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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GAZELLE (1858)