BOOTH, A. (1882, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
106108
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Fancy eagle figurehead.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James P. Smith
Original Owner and Location:
Alfred Booth & Co., Chicago, IL
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Chicago Aug 25, 1882.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
98'
Beam:
15'
Depth:
5.3'
Tonnage (gross):
45.2
Tonnage (net):
26.32
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles sw Grand Marais, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
29 Aug 1886
Final Depth:
60'
How:
Wrecked & sank in fog.
Notes:
Raised by diver J.G. Falcon but sank again, 120 water, 6 miles from Duluth, MN, Jul 28, 1887.
History

One of fastest boats on lakes. "Collection steamer", carried supplies to fishing camps & brought back barrelled fish to Chicago.

1886, Apr 24 Rebuilt, deckhouse enlarged, 105.05 gross /58.14 net tons. Transferred to Duluth, MN.

1886, Aug 27 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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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BOOTH, A. (1882, Propeller)