ORION (1865-66, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1865-66
Official Number:
18917
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Greenfield S. Rand
Original Owner and Location:
Albert E. Goodrich (Goodrich Transportation Co.), Chicago, IL
Ownership Notes:
First steamer built by Rand who succeeded Stephen Bates.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
44 x 120" engine built by Detroit Iron Works, MI, 1853; from sidewheel steamer MICHIGAN, 1947. 27' paddlewheels.
Dimensions
Length:
184.7'
Beam:
48.3'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (gross):
494.74
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/2 mile offshore, 600' from head pier, Grand Haven, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Oct 1870
How:
Grounded on bar & wrecked in storm.
Final Cargo:
700 barrels apples & 35 passengers.
Notes:
All escaped. Engine to MUSKEGON, 1871.
History

1865, Dec 6 Launched; ran Lake Michigan lower ports.

1866, Oct Broke machinery near Waukegan, IL.

1870, Oct 16 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

ORION (1865-66, Steamer)
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ORION (1865-66, Steamer)