COBURN, R.G. (1870, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
21954
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & package freight, Lake Superior.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas T. Arnold
Master Carpenter:
James Doran
Original Owner and Location:
Eber Ward et al., Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Builders also listed as T. Arnold & James Bushnell.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
45" x 40" engine, Hodge & Christie, Detroit, 1870.
Dimensions
Length:
193.4'
Beam:
30.8'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
867.31
Capacity:
700 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 - 25 miles north of Point aux Barques.
Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.
Date:
15 Oct 1871
Final Depth:
250'
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Grain, silver ore & flour.
Notes:
32 or 42 of 75 lives lost. Bound Lake Superior - Detroit. 1871, Dec 30 Documents surrendered.
History

1870, Apr Launched.

1871 Chartered by Atlantic, Duluth & Pacific Co.

1871, Jun Grounded, Portage Canal, Lake Superior.

1871, Jul Rudder disabled; repaired Port Huron.

1871, Aug Broke crank pin; repaired Detroit.

1871, Oct 15 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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

COBURN, R.G. (1870, Propeller)
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COBURN, R.G. (1870, Propeller)