RUBY (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: sister PEARL
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Eber Ward II, Franklin Moore & George Foote, Port Huron & Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
38 x 96" or 42 x 108" low pressure engine, built by Detroit Locomotive Works, Michigan, 1851
Dimensions
Length:
164'
Beam:
21' 1"
Depth:
7' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
251.32
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Saginaw, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
  1865
How:
Dismantled
History

1851, Summer Launched; ran Detroit, Michigan - Port Huron, Michigan

1853, September 13 Broke shaft & damaged machinery & wheelhouse,

Algonac, Michigan, Saint Clair River

1855 Ran Detroit - Saginaw, Michigan

1857 Ran Detroit - Toledo, Ohio

1858 Ran Detroit - Port Huron

1858, October Broke crank pin, Newport, Michigan

1861 Sank scow B.G.ALLEN, Lake Saint Clair

1862, November Engine said to be going into SUSAN WARD, but later said

to have gon into EVENING STAR, 1866

1863 Owned A.D. Dickinson, Detroit

1864, March Owned Captain J.P. Ward, Detroit

1864, September Struck snag & sank, Saginaw River

1865 Dismantled

? 1866 Owned Jerome & Dickinson, Saginaw

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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RUBY (1851, Steamer)