VAN EPPS, SARAH (1862, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
22585
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Green Bay, WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William H. Wolf & Co.
Master Carpenter:
A. Hunt
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Superior Forwarding Co., Milwaukee, WI
Ownership Notes:
W.J. Crandall, secretary.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
Machinery from SWAN.
Dimensions
Length:
134' 3"
Beam:
20' 8"
Depth:
7' 9"
Tonnage (old style):
179 3/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
9 Nov 1878
How:
Out of commission.
History

1862, Jul 9 Enrolled Mackinaw; ran Green Bay to Masonville, Escanaba, MI & Bay du Noc, MI carring the mail, replacing SWAN.

1865, Aug Broke shaft near Green Bay.

1866, Aug 16 Owned Green Bay Transit Co., Green Bay; readmeasured 132.8 x 28.5 x 9.5', 223.23 gross tons.

1869, May 10 Owned C.T. Bower, Chicago, IL.

1870 Chartered for Chicago excursions.

1872, Jul 30 Owned S.B. Grummond, Detroit; ran on Mackinac Line.

1872, Aug Chartered by U.S. Government to survey shore Port Hope to St. Clair River, Lake Huron.

1876, Jun 27 Owned James M. Jones, Detriot; ran Cleveland to Port Stanley, ONT.

1877, Jul 30 Converted to floating saloon at Detroit or stripped & abandoned.

1878, Nov 9 Out of commision.

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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