DETROIT (1833, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1833
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Swan Creek, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Original Owner and Location:
Detroit River Steam Navagation Co., Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Peter J. Desnoyers, President.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
Engine later used in steamers G.W. DOLE (1838) & COLUMBIA (1848).
Dimensions
Length:
125.5'
Beam:
17.5'
Depth:
6.5'
Tonnage (old style):
137 66/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Southport (Kenosha), WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Oct 1837
How:
Wrecked in gale.
Final Cargo:
Freight, passengers.
Notes:
Upper deck placed on Lot 1, Block 14 of Kenosha harbor for business. 1838 Machinery into steamer G.W. DOLE. 1848 Machinery into steamer COLUMBIA. 1930's Note D. Cooper, Kenosha, WI; sighted DETROIT buried in 8' sand. 1953, Sep 14 Reported hull raised & taken out of way to deepen channel.
History

1834, Apr 15 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1836, May 10 Owned H.V. Disbrow, Detroit.

1836, May 16 Disabled for two weeks, broken crank at Sandusky, OH, Lake Erie.

1836, Jul 23 Owned H.M. Campbell et al, Detroit District.

1837 Ran Michigan City, IN - Chicago, IL & Milwaukee, WI with stops at Pike River, Root River & Washington at the mouth of Sac River.

1837, Mar 28 Owned Lake Michigan Steamboat Co, et al.

1837, Oct Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
F. E. Hamilton
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

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DETROIT (1833, Steamer)