BOSCOBEL (1866, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
2147
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Pestigo, WI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Round stern,upper works built Edward McGraw, Chicago, IL.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
S.V.D. Philbrook
Original Owner and Location:
Pestigo Co., Thomas H. Beebe, President, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
48" direct acting cylinder x 36"; received machinery Chicago, IL.
Dimensions
Length:
204.2'
Beam:
31.6'
Depth:
12.69'
Tonnage (gross):
957.01
Capacity:
650,000 ft. lumber
Final Disposition
Date:
  1904
How:
Reported sunk.
History

Described as 8-11 miles/hour boat built to carry lumber Green Bay, WI-Chicago, IL.

1866, Dec Launched Peshtigo, WI.

1869, Apr Passenger & package freighter chartered New York Central Line.

1869, May Union Steamboat Company Line (charters) owned Pestigo Lumbering Co., Chicago, IL.

1869, Sep 3 Burned St. Clair River, 3 miles below St. Clair; cargo railroad & pig iron, 150 tons general merchandise; 3 lives lost.

1873 Raised & dismantled; owned Thomas Craig.

1876 Rebuilt Algonac, MI, Abram Smith.

1876, Jul 24 Enrolled as barge; one deck, one mast; 503.89 gross tons; US31430, owned Come Allen & John K. Harrow, Algonac, MI; capacity 65,000' lumber.

1883 Rebuilt; owned L. B. Parker, Marine City, MI - 1880's & 1890's.

1883 166.8 x 32 x 10.8', 503.89 gross/478.7 net tons.

1886 Re-rigged as 3 mast schooner; 168.5 x 30.6 x 17.3'; 570 gross tons.

1891, Mar 31 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; 503 gross tons, 2 masts.

1895, Dec Sunk by ice after grounding near Turtle Light, Lake Erie; later recovered.

1900, Sep Coal laden for Soo, sprang leak, brought into Alpena, MI; sank at dock.

1903, Feb 12 Owned L. B. Parker et al, Marine City, MI.

1903, May 7 Sold Canadian, Wallaceburg, ONT.

1904 Reported sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Emerson H. Knack
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Lorne Joyce
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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BOSCOBEL (1866, Propeller)