SHERMAN, JOHN (1865, Revenue Cutter)


Year of Build:
1865
Official Number:
75408
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Revenue Cutter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Peck & Kirby
Original Owner:
U.S. Revenue Marine
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
48 x 108" @ 29rpm by Fletcher & Harrison, Hoboken, NJ. 9 x 33' return flue boiler by Locomotive Works, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
175'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
11'
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Below Port Huron, MI.
St. Clair River.
Date:
8 May 1891
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Wreck seen alsog St. Clair River as late as 1897.
History

1870, May 4 Owned George Irwin, Detroit, MI.

1872 Made a passenger steamer; 304 gross tons.

1872, Jun 25 Owned David Gallagher, Detroit; 175 x 26 x 10'; 488 gross tons.

1872, Jul 21 Ran on Bois Blanc Island, Lake Huron.

1873-79 521 gross tons.

1873, Feb 26 Owned Darius Cole et al.

1873, Mar 27 Received hull repair & upper cabin.

1874 Ran Alpena, MI & Mackinac, MI.

1875 Chartered by Flint & Pere Marquette Railway; ran Milwaukee, WI, Ludington, MI & Manitou, MI.

1877 In fruit trade between Chicago, IL & St. Joseph, MI.

1877-79 Ran as commercial passenger steamer.

1878, Mar 2 Owned J.P. Clark & W.O. Ashley, Detroit.

1879 Rebuilt as schooner-barge for lumber trade; engine to ALASKA.

1881, Oct 26 Owned C.H. Weeks, Bay City, MI; 181 x 28.5 x 11.8'; 322 gross tons.

1891, May 8 Wrecked below Port Huron, MI, St. Clair River.

1893, Dec 6 Documents surrendered, Port Huron.

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

SHERMAN, JOHN (1865, Revenue Cutter)
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SHERMAN, JOHN (1865, Revenue Cutter)