RICE, R.N. (1867, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
21191
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: round stern third vessel to heat cabins with steam in radiators
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
20
Builder Name:
Campbell & Owen
Original Owner and Location:
John Owen, et.al., Detroit, Michigan
Ownership Notes:
First steamer built for Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Company
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
62 x 132" engine built by Fletcher & Harris, North River Iron Works, New York, New York, 1867 8' x 9' tubular return-flue boilers built by Detroit Locomotiver Works, Michigan 30' wheels, 1/2 iron 1/2 wood
Dimensions
Length:
238.7'
Beam:
32.6'
Depth:
13.2'
Tonnage (gross):
1096.94
Capacity:
200 cabin passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles north of Holland, Michigan, Lake Michigan
Date:
30 Sep 1888
How:
Sprang leak, abandoned by crew, drifted ashore
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Crew rescued by tow propeller HURON CITY 1888, December 19 Documents surrendered
History

1866, October 29 Launched; ran passengers & freight between Detroit,

Michigan & Cleveland, Ohio; took place of CITY OF

CLEVELAND

1871, April Collided with steamer ISLAND QUEEN, Michigan Central Dock,

Detroit

1871, August Collided with steambarge BUFFALO, Detroit

1877, June 10 Burned, Shelby Street, Detroit

1877, September 2 Owned Detroit Dry Dock Company

1877, October 6 Rebuilt as lumber barge with 2 spars; 850,000'

capacity; 622.02 gross tons; ran lumber trade for

McGraw & Company, Bay City, Michigan; engine to CITY

OF DETROIT, 1878, which replaced RICE

1879 Owned McVittie, et.al., Detroit, Michigan

1880, November 26 Rigged as 2 mast schooner-barge at Buffalo, New York

1881, May Grounded in fog, Clark's Wharf, Sarnia, Ontario

1882 Owned Buffalo, New York

1882, September Lost rudder off Sturgeon Point, Michigan, Lake Huron &

collided with tow steambarge POTOMAC; found adrift off

Charity Island

1883-84 Rebuilt

1884 Owned R.R. Heffard, Buffalo

1885, August Owned Patrick O'Day

1887 Chicago lumber trade

1888, September 30 Wrecked

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

RICE, R.N. (1867, Steamer)
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