ARGO (1829, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1829
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Captain John Burtis
Original Owner:
Captain John Burtis
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
5 1/2" x 19" engine, 4 hp.
Dimensions
Length:
42'
Beam:
9'
Depth:
2.5'
Tonnage (old style):
9
Final Disposition
Date:
  1836
How:
Presumed abandoned.
History

1830-34 First steam ferry Detroit River; run occasionally on Rouge River, Dearborn, MI.

1830 Registered Detroit; ran St. Clair River, to Flats; week to make the round trip from Detroit to Port Huron; first vessel to load Newport(Marine City).

1832 Owned L. Davenport.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Burton Collection
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

ARGO (1829, Steamer)
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ARGO (1829, Steamer)