UARDA (1881, Yacht)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
25243
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Yacht
Note: steam yacht
Hull Materials:
Iron
Hull Number:
26
Builder Name:
David Bell & Company
Original Owner and Location:
C.D. Waterman, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 + 24 x 16" fore & aft compound engine by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit firebox boiler
Dimensions
Length:
95.3'
Beam:
12.5'
Depth:
8.3'
Tonnage (gross):
89
Tonnage (net):
61
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Old Stringer dock, West Hancock, Michigan on Portage Canal. Lake Superior
Date:
  1913
Final Depth:
20 feet
How:
Burned in 1912 - hull moved, sank spring 1913
GPS:
Latitude: 47' 07, 42" N Longitude: 88' 35.31" W
Notes:
Burned to shell at Seagers Wood dock at Ripley, Michigan - hull taken to West Hancock, sank in April 1913, officially abandoned 1921 Rediscovered 1970
History

1881 Built Buffalo, New York by David Bell & Company for C.D.Waterman,

Detroit, Michigan

1893, August Aground at Bay Mills, Michigan, Lake Superior; released

by tug MERICK & wrecker MONITOR; repaired & returned to

lower lakes

1908 Rebuilt as passenger steamer at 93 gross tons served as excursion

vessel operating out of Mount Clemens, Michigan

1910 Owned Sydenham Scott estate

1912 Owner A.D. Scott & Captain Werner; had been taken to Keweenaw for

use as passenger steamer for excursions to the White City

amusement park in Houghton County

June 4 Burned to shell at Seager's wood dock (possibly arson) at

Ripley, Michigan - towed to old Stringer dock, west Hancock,

Portage Canal, where she sank in April in 20 feet water

Formally abandoned in 1921

Rediscovered 1921

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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UARDA (1881, Yacht)