BON VOYAGE (1891, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
3497
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: 1 stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Rogers & Bird
Master Carpenter:
Charles E. Bird
Original Owner and Location:
C.E. Bird "Rochester, Thousand Islands & Ogdensburg Navigation Co.", Saugatuck, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 & 30" x 26", 260hp, 120rpm engine, Montague Iron Works; engine may have come from J.L. HURD, 1869. 8'6" x 12", 120# steam firebox boiler, Montague Iron Works. 8' trout wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
153.3'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
17.2'
Tonnage (gross):
500.26
Tonnage (net):
360.85
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Portage Ship Canal, Houghton, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
10 Jun 1901
How:
Fire, burned to water's edge.
Notes:
30 rescued, 4-5 lost.
History

1891, May 21 Enrolled Grand Haven.

1892, Jun 5 Charlotte, NY for St. Lawrence River Excursion season. Return to Saugatuck after Labor Day as fruit carrier.

1893, Jul 19 Month long excursion with St. John's school, Manlius, NY, to World's Fair & upper lakes.

1898, Jul 20 Owned Howard Transportation Co., Duluth, MN.

1901, Jan 25 Owned White Line Transportation Co., Duluth, MN.

1901, May 10 Burned, Lake Superior. Whitney Brothers contracted to raise wreck.

1902, Oct 3 Machinery recovered, engine went into BELLE P. CROSS.

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
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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BON VOYAGE (1891, Propeller)