CARSON. JAMES (1855, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Johnson & Tisdale
Original Owner and Location:
John H. Garrett, Ontonagon, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built Cuyahoga Works.
Dimensions
Length:
81.2'
Beam:
14'
Depth:
2.62'
Tonnage (old style):
28.03
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Quebec Pier, Duluth, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
 Sep 1857
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
1857, Oct Hull raised & machinery salavaged to go into new boat for St. Louis River trade. 1860, Apr Hull purchased by Kelly Milford to be used as lumber scow.
History

1855, Aug 16 Enrolled Michilimackinac District.

1855 Operated on Ontonagon River towing barges to mine sites.

1856 Towed log rafts on St. Louis River / Bay, Duluth, MN.

1857, Jul Ran excursions Superior, WI to Fond du Lac, MN.

1857, Sep Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Loudon G. Wilson
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

CARSON. JAMES (1855, Steamer)
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CARSON. JAMES (1855, Steamer)