OWEN, JOHN (1845, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1845
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Eli Bates
Original Owner and Location:
John Owen, et.al., Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
Propulsion Notes:
55hp low pressure engine from "Little" ERIE, 1836
Dimensions
Length:
139'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
76' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
191.38
Final Disposition
Date:
  1861
How:
Dismantled
Notes:
Machinery to steamer PHILO PARSONS
History

Ran Detroit, Monroe, Maumee, Cleveland, Toledo

1845, April 21 Launched

1845-59 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan

1845, May 17 Owned Arthur Edwards & Ira Davis, Truago, Michigan

1853, May 23 Collided with schooner EXCELSIOR, Detroit River

1854 Towing service on Saint Clair Flats

1857, February 21 Owned A.G. Pier, Port Huron, Michigan

1857, October Collided with & sank scow ENTERPRISE, Saint Clair River

1858, July Collided with schooner SENECA CHIEF near Amherstburg,

Ontario

1860, April 13 Burned, Algonac, Michigan, Saint Clair River

1861 Dismantled

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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OWEN, JOHN (1845, Steamer)