OTTAWA (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
18922
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
Joseph A. Jenkings
Original Owner and Location:
George B. Russell & Henry N. Walker, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
1866 Lloys lists as propeller, formerly sidewheel, but 1867 Merchant Vessels still lists as steamer - no record of conversion
Dimensions
Length:
121'
Beam:
30' 4"
Depth:
9' 8"
Tonnage (old style):
316.63
Final Disposition
Date:
  1871
How:
Broken up
Notes:
No details
History

1853 Built Detroit by Joseph A. Jenkins for George B. Russell & Henry

N. Wallace, Detroit for use as ferry in connection with Great

Western & Michigan Central Railroads

1853, September 6 Launched

December 13 Enrolled Detroit

1856, July 26 Enrolled Buffalo District, owner William M. Karson,

Buffalo

1856, September 13 Enrolled Cleveland, owned Cleveland & Toledo Steam

Boat Company

1856, September 13 Enrolled Detroit, owner George S. Russell, Detroit

1857 Rebuilt with upper cabins & eating saloon

1862, September 11 Owned Alex H. Adams, Detroit

1866, June 7 Same owner, readmeasured 122 x 30.2 x 9.3', 220.11 gross

tons

1867 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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OTTAWA (1853, Steamer)