HURON (1852, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
11194
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel Ward & Eber Ward, Newport & Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
31" x 8' low pressure engine. Wheels 26'
Dimensions
Length:
165'
Beam:
23.6'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (old style):
348 36/95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1877
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1877, Sep 17 Documents surrendered. 1877, Dec 13 Engine sold at auction at Detroit to Darius Cole.
History

1852, Apr 12 Enrolled Detroit, MI, cost $30,000; ran Detroit - St. Clair River, Saginaw & Bay City, MI.

1852, Aug 12 Collision with brig S.F. GALE, Lake Huron.

1853, Nov 23 Holed, Saginaw River.

1853, Dec 12 Raised; repaired Detroit.

1854 348.36 tons.

1854, Aug Broke shaft, Saginaw River.

1855, Apr Aground, Hen & Chicks Islands, Lake Erie.

1855, Aug 5 Owned Albert E. Goodrich & D.G. Drew, Chicago, IL; first steamer of Goodrich fleet; ran Chicago - Milwaukee, WI & Grand Haven, MI.

1857, Mar 27 Sunk in collision with submerged wreck of schooner MCKAY, Chicago.

1857, Jun Renovated & repainted; ran tri-weekly Chicago & Grand Haven.

1860 Ran Chicago, Saint Joseph, Michigan & Saugatuck, MI.

1860, Jul Ran Milwaukee, Port Washington, Sheboygan, Manitowoc & Two

Rivers, WI.

1861, Apr Ran Chicago - Green Bay, WI.

1861, May Owned Darius Cole, Detroit; ran Detroit - Saginaw.

1861, Aug 16 Sunk, Point Austin Reef, Lake Huron; raised; repaired

Clarks Dry Dock, Detroit.

1863, Mar 12 Owned Vanevery & Rumball, Goderich, ONT; ran Goderich - Saginaw.

1863 Owned Edmund Trowbridge, Wilcox & Company, Detroit.

1865 167.5 x 23.4 x 10', 445.30 tons.

1865, Apr Ran Detroit - Goderich, ONT, occasional excursions to Saginaw.

1865, Jul Collision with unknown vessel in storm near mouth Saginaw Bay; rebuilt Bay City, MI; ran Toledo - Saginaw.

1866, Oct Ran Saginaw - Alpena, MI.

1867 167.5 x 23.4 x 10.2'.

1868, Jun 24 Owned Darius Cole & A. English, Saginaw, MI.

1869 Ran Saginaw, Detroit & Toledo, OH.

1869, Aug Chartered to run in peach trade Chicago - Saint Joseph River.

1869, Sep Ran Toledo - Put in Bay, OH & other excursion trips on River & Lake Shore Steamboat Line.

1871 Ran Port Huron & White Rock.

1871, Nov Broke cylinder & engine; laid up Detroit.

1872 Round trip Lake Superior; under Charter to circus company.

1872 Aug Repairs Clarks Dock, Detroit.

1874, Jul Owned George Hannah, South Haven, MI; ran Chicago, South Haven & Saugatuck.

1877 Abandoned.

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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