1853, Aug 13 Launched from Oliver Newberry Shipyard; for immigrant trade between Buffalo, NY, Detroit, MI, Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL.
1854, Mar Owned Sheldon McKnight, owner & editor of Detroit Free Press & backer of Soo Canal.
1854, Aug Broke machinery, Lake Huron; towed to Detroit.
1854, Sep Ashore Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron; jettisoned cargo (including valuable castings intended for Sault Locks; drydocked for repairs.
1855, Jun 18 First vessel upbound through newly completed Sault Locks & Canal.
1856 Engine replaced with beam engine by Allan Works, NY.
1857, May Collided with schooner RESOLUTION, St. Clair River.
1857, Sep Engine breakdown, Copper Harbor, MI, Lake Superior; towed by CITY OF SUPERIOR to Detroit.
1858, Apr 21 Owned S.E. Walbridge, Detroit, MI.
1858, Aug Ashore Copper Harbor; got off.
1860, May Struck by schooner GRACE GREENWOOD in tow of REINDEER, Detroit River.
1860, May 29 Owned John T. Whiting (trustee), Detroit.
1860, Jan 9 Measurement error corrected; 267'6" x 29' x 11'6", 877 60/95 tons.
1860, Nov Struck rock & ashore Eagle Harbor, MI, Lake Superior.
1863 Converted to steambarge at Stupinsky yard, Detroit.
1863, Apr 25 Owned Lucius McKnight et al, Detroit.
1864, Jul Struck reef off Eagle Harbor & sank; recovered a week later.
1866, May 10 Owned M.B. Kean et al, Detroit; steamer; 2 decks, plain head, 269.4' x 29.2' x 12.51', 925.44 tons, new engines & rebuilt.
1868, Jun 17 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned P.E. Kean et al, Marine City, MI; barge; 1 deck, 269.2 x 26.1' x 12.5', 608.67 tons.
1869, Nov Broke in two & sank.
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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