WESTERN WORLD (1854)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: square stern, no figure head; sister, PLYMOUTH ROCK; largest, most elaborately fitted vessels, with PLYMOUTH ROCK, on the lakes at the time
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Englis & Newton
Master Carpenter:
John Englis
Original Owner and Location:
Michigan Central Rail Road Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
3
Propulsion Notes:
81 x 144", 1,500hp engine; Secor & Co. (Allaire Works), NY; Tubular iron boilers; 38' wheels; 11' long buckets
Dimensions
Length:
337'
Beam:
42' 6"
Depth:
14' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
2002 42/95
Capacity:
2,000 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bay City, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
  1878
How:
scrapped
History

Ran between Buffalo, NY & Detroit, MI with PLYMOUTH ROCK

1854, Sep 10 Sunk schooner E. G. WILLIAMS, Buffalo, Lake Erie

1855, Mar 14 Improvements added

1855, Jun 2 Sank schooner CYGNET near Buffalo

1857-63 Laid up, Detroit during Panic of 1857

1863 Dismantled, Buffalo; machinery into FIRE QUEEN; hull converted into floating drydock, Bay City, MI

1872 Owned Tripp & Church, East Saginaw, MI

1878 Scrapped, Bay City

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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WESTERN WORLD (1854)