MORTON, JULIUS D. (1848, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Monroe, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A.C. Keating
Original Owner and Location:
William M. VanBrunt, Monroe, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Dimensions
Length:
167' 5"
Beam:
26' 4"
Depth:
11' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
472 90/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
About 6 miles SE of Bar Point,
Lake Erie.
Date:
13 Aug 1873
How:
Floundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound Saginaw, MI to Erie, PA, in tow of propeller SUN; broke loose in storm; 2 lost, 4 escaped.
History

1848, Aug Launched; ran Buffalo, NY - Sandusky, OH - Toledo, OH with steamer OHIO.

1849, Oct 27 Chartered by Ward to run Lake Michigan in connection with Central Railroad Line.

1850, Sep 2 Owned J.B. Clark, Detroit, MI.

1851-53 Ran Buffalo, NY - Cleveland, OH - Green Bay, WI with steamer MICHIGAN.

1852, Mar 31 Stuck in ice with 300 passengers in Detroit River.

1853, Sep 3 Reportedly ashore near Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.

1853, Sep 11 Reportedly wrecked Manitowoc, WI.

1853, Dec 18 Owned O.M. Hyde & William Dana, Detroit; used a towboat/ lighter on St. Clair Flats.

1854, Sep 27 Owned Steven Coville, Huron, OH.

1854, Nov 12 Owned Welcome L. Pierce, Algonac, MI.

1855, Jan 29 Owned Chester Kimball, Algonac.

1858, Jul Collided with bark E.S. SHEPARD near St. Clair Flats.

1858, Oct Collided with schooner EUPHEMIA on St. Clair River.

1859-61 Laid up at Detroit, MI.

1861, Aug Rebuilt as tug at Algonac.

1863, Apr 8 Burned on St. Clair River.

1863, Aug 27 Owned Samuel & Abram Smith, Algonac.

1863, Dec 19 Owned Samuel Russel, Algonac.

1866 Rebuilt as barge by William Dana for Mrs. Amelia Dana; 164 X 26'5" X 8'8"; 254 tons.

1867, Apr 16 Barge received new cabin & recaulked.

1869, Jun 12 Rebuilt at Clark Yard, Detroit.

1871 Owned S. Allen, Cleveland.

1873, Aug 13 Foundered.

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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