PETREL (1848, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Joseph Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
Joseph, Joshua and Joel Kelsey, St. Clair, Port Huron & Toledo
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
118.1'
Beam:
23.7'
Depth:
8.9'
Tonnage (old style):
227 55/95
Capacity:
2300 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ashtabula, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
3 Oct 1850
How:
Wrecked.
History

1848, Jul 7 Enrolled Detroit, MI; built to carry lumber.

1849, Apr 12 Opened navigation at Straits; ran St. Clair, MI to Milwaukee, WI; ran Detroit to Buffalo rest of season.

1850, Oct 3 Stranded and wrecked at Ashtabula, OH.

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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PETREL (1848, Steambarge)