PARSONS, PHILO (1861, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
19678
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Charles Hinman
Original Owner and Location:
Patrick Kean (Kain), Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
40" x 9' engine from steamer JOHN OWEN. 27' wheel
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
8' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
221 85/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Boneyard north of Chicago North Pier
Lake Michigan
Date:
 Aug 1880
How:
Burned remains abandoned
History

Ran Detroit-Sandusky-Lake Erie Islands.

1863, Mar 28 Owned Selah Dustin et al.

1864 Ran, also, to Sandwich & Malden, ONT.

1864, Sep 19 Captured near Cedar Point, OH, Lake Erie by Confederates posed as Canadian passengers with hopes to free prisoners on Johnson's Island & capture USS MICHIGAN; plot & vessel abandoned in Detroit River; towed back to Detroit.

1865 Readmeasured 184.71.

1866, Aug 23 Owned Henry Fuller, Chicago, IL; ran Chicago-St. Joseph, MI.

1869, Jun 25 Owned Charles D. Chapman et al, Chicago; repaired; 134.9 x 21.2 x 8.2.

1870, Jul 6 Owned John Klug, Chicago.

1870, Aug Broke engine; repaired.

1871 Abandoned, Chicago River & burned October 8 in Great Chicago Fire.

1874, Dec 31 Documents surrendered.

1877, Jun Remaine located, raised & tied up at Ogden's Canal.

1880, Aug Abandoned.

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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