ILLINOIS (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Official Number:
12094
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Figurehead.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
B.S. Goodsell or J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Oliver Newberry, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
56 x 10" engine from ILLINOIS (1836). 32' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
268' 8"
Beam:
29'
Depth:
12' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
926 72/95
Capacity:
700,000 - 800,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Lakeport, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
 Nov 1869
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Broke in two & sank. 1870, Dec 17 Documents surrendered, "Vessel wrecked & total loss".
History

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.

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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ILLINOIS (1853, Steamer)