SAGINAW (1866, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
115118
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Plain head & square stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. Lester
Master Carpenter:
Thomas Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
Eber Ward, et.al., Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
44 x 120" engine, by Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1848 Engine originally in PACIFIC, then into FOREST QUEEN, then into SAGINAW
Dimensions
Length:
194.5'
Beam:
27.8'
Depth:
11.7'
Tonnage (gross):
707.47
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Trenton, Michigan
Date:
 Jun 1910
How:
Abandoned
History

1866, July 31 First enrolled, Detroit, Michigan

1868, January 6 Owned Green Bay Transit Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin;

US115118

1868, October 31 Struck steamer GEORGE L. DUNLAP near Green Bay; DULAP

seriously injured

1873, April 2 Owned Englemann Transportation Company, Milwaukee,

Wisconsin

1874 Repaired

1875, April 14 Owned Northwestern Transportation Company, Detroit

1875, May 31 Struck pier & sank at Ludington, Michigan, Lake Michigan;

raised & repaired

1876, May 5 Listed with round stern

1877 Chartered by Detroit & Cleveland Line to run between Cleveland,

Ohio & Port Stanley, Ontario

1878, November 7 Owned Star Line of Steamers, Detroit

1879 Repaired

1879, Summer Ran Detroit & Port Austin, Michigan with MILTON D. WARD &

EVENING STAR

1882, April 21 Owned White Star Line, Detroit

1882, October 9 Struck steamer FLORA at Forrestville, Michigan

1882 Repaired

1885, April 16 Reported owned J.K. Tillotson, Chicago, Illinois, et.al.

1885, August 1 Owned Alonzo N. Moffat, et.al., Detroit

1885, August 11 Fitted wtih electric light plant & ran between Toledo,

Ohio, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, & Lakeside

1886, April 27 Owned Lake & River Excursion Company, Detroit

1887 Made an excursion steamer, cabins dismantled

1887, June 14 Owned Presque Isle Park Steamboat Company, Toledo

1889, June 12 Owned Frank N. Quale, Toledo

1890-1891 Rebuilt as schooner-barge by A.Gilmore, Toledo

1 deck, 3 masts, plain head & round stern;

engine into steamer ALASKA

198.3 x 28.8 x 11.5', 434.67 gross tons, 412.97 net tons

1891, May 13 Owned A. Gilmore, Toledo

1893, July 31 Rebuilt Gilmore & Sons as a screw steamer at Toledo, for

coal & lumber trades

HPNC engine, 22 x 22"

194.5 x 28.8 x 11.5', 508.86 gross tons, 430.68 net tons

Owned Alvin Peters, Toledo

1899 Steel boiler house, steel chords inside her frames

1 boiler, 110 pounds steam

Capacity 50,000' lumber

1900 New deck

1901, April 4 Owned Charles W. Kotcher, Evin, Michigan

1905, November 24 Driven ashore in storm, 3 miles below Port Huron,

Michigan, then caught fire & burned; repaired

1906, May 26 Owned Black Diamond Transit Company, Detroit

1906 Vessel rebuilt at Detroit, description unchanged

1908, January 24 Owned F.H. Riebenach, Alpena, Michigan

1908, April 23 Owned Frank S. Upton, Charlotte, New York

1910, April 21 Bent shaft on Lake Huron

1910, June Abandoned near Trenton, Michigan

1913, November 4 Documents surrenered, Rochester, New York

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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