ISLAND QUEEN (1855, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
12097
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kelley Island, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Daniel Dibble
Original Owner and Location:
Datus Kelley et al, Kelley's Island, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Crosshead engine.
Dimensions
Length:
122'
Beam:
16'
Depth:
7' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
168 49/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Haven, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
3 Nov 1876
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Timber.
Notes:
Bound Grand Haven, MI - Chicago, IL, driven ashore & wrecked; crew rescued by U.S. Lifesaving Station.
History

1854, Dec 12 Launched, Kelley's Island.

1855, Jan Received machinery, Sandusky, OH.

1855, Jul 18 Launched, Sandusky.

1855, Oct 11 Enrolled Sandusky, ran Sandusky - Islands.

1862 Daily trips to Islands.

1864, Sep 10 Captured by Confederate partisans at Kelley's Island; grounded Chuck-a-neola Reef, sunk near Pelee Island; raised & repaired, Kelley's Island.

1865, Jul 6 Readmeasured Sandusky, 121.5 x 20.42 x 6.58', 149.66 gross tons.

1866, Aug 10 Owned A. Dickerson, Detroit, MI; chartered to W.O. Ashley; ran along Detroit River & to Islands & Sandusky.

1868, Jul 30 Owned William Dana, Algonac, MI.

1870, Jul Owned Stephen B. Grummond, Detroit.

1872 Owned Robert J. Hackett et al, Detroit.

1873 Ran Detroit - Amherstburg, ONT & excursions to Put-in-Bay.

1874 Owned Detroit River Steamboat Co.

1874, Jul 30 Broken crosshead, Detroit River.

1876, Jun 28 Owned M. Englemann, Milwaukee, WI; reduced to barge 121.5 x 20.42 x 6.75', 121.06 gross tons; engine to J.S. RUBY.

1876, Jul 7 Owned Heber V. Squires et al, Grand Haven, MI.

1876, Nov 3 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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ISLAND QUEEN (1855, Steamer)