DETROIT (1846, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel Ward & E.B. Ward, Newport, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
157'
Beam:
23' 3"
Depth:
10' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
352 71/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Pointe aux Barques.
Lake Huron.
Date:
25 May 1854
Final Depth:
200'
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Lumber, coal, hay.
Notes:
Collision with brig NUCLEUS in heavy fog. 1994, Nov 7 Wreck discovered east of Grindstone, MI.
History

1846, Apr 24 Enrolled Detroit, MI, ran Cleveland, OH - Sault Ste. Marie, MI; cost $30,000, to carry copper & silver for New York & Boston, MA.

1846, Jul 11 Ran weekly Detroit - Sault Ste Marie.

1847, Apr Ran Chicago, IL - Grand River & Milwaukee, WI in connection with Michigan Central Railroad.

1847, Jun 2 Collision with brig S.F. GALE, Chicago.

1847, Sep Ran daily St. Joseph, MI - Chicago.

1847, Oct 13 Broken walking beam off Manitou Island; towed to Detroit by SAM WARD.

1848 Ran Buffalo, NY - Sandusky, OH.

1848, Jul 7 Discovered wreck of C.H. MILLER.

1848 Ran Chicago - New Buffalo.

1850 Ran Detroit - Mackinaw, Sault & Bruce Mines.

1851, Sep 19 Damaged near Sheboygan, WI.

1852, Jan 12 Ice bound Lake St. Clair with pork, whiskey & flour.

1852, Jun 28 Chartered for Royal Mail Line, Sault - Strugeon Bay.

1853, Jun 22 Collision with MICHIGAN in Algonac, MI.

1854, Apr Ran weekly trips Chicago - Green Bay, WI with intermediate stops.

1854, May 22 Sunk Saginaw Bay, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Kenneth Thro
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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DETROIT (1846, Steamer)