PACIFIC (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Official Number:
19662
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:
Eber B. Ward & Samuel Ward, Newport, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
44 x 120" engine by Cuyahoga Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
176' 10"
Beam:
27' 6"
Depth:
10' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
462 39/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Grand Haven, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Sep 1867
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound Muskegon, MI To Chicago, IL, lost tow of propeller NEW ERA & wrecked.
History

1848, Jun 3 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Chicago,IL, Kenosha & Racine & Milwaukee, WI & St. Joseph, MI.

1849 Ran Michigan Central Line, New Buffalo to Chicago.

1848, Jul Broke piston head off Black River; repaired Cleveland.

1848, Sep 14 Broke walking beam & cylinder head.

1849, Mar Damaged in Chicago flood.

1851 Ran Detroit to Soo.

1853, May 25 Collision with brig FASHION in Detroit River.

1854 Detroit Customs District.

1854, Sep 23 Sank propeller ILLINOIS in collision at Chicago; ran Chicago to Milwaukee.

1855, Aug 11 Sunk mouth of Chippewa Creek; released.

1855, Oct 3 Owned William Clement & Thomas Butlin, Detroit & William Cooper, Forestville, MI.

1855, Oct 3 Rebuilt as barkentine; machinery into FOREST QUEEN then SAGINAW.

1855, Dec Ashore east coast Lake Michigan.

1856, Oct Ashore Thunder Bay Island, Lake Ontario.

1860, Apr 21 Owned A.H. Holden, Russel Green, Chicago, IL; 3 masts.

1862 Ashore Lake Ontario.

1863 Owned F.B. Gardner, Chicago.

1863, Nov Ashore Lake Erie; released.

1867, Jul 15 Owned Galen Eastman; reduced to barge; capacity 250,000' lumber.

1867 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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PACIFIC (1848, Steamer)