WARD, SAMUEL (1847, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1847
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Eber B. Ward & Samuel Ward, Newport (Marine City), Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
40 x 120" engine by Novelty Iron Works, New City, New York engine into SEABIRD, 1861 wheels 38'
Dimensions
Length:
175' 7"
Beam:
25' 8"
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
433.58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toledo, Michigan
Date:
  1875
How:
Abandoned
Notes:
1878, December 18 Documents surrendered, Port Huron
History

1847, April 21 Launched

1847, April 22 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan; cost $40,000; ran Detroit

to Buffalo connecting with CLEVELAND

1847, August Broke crosshead; repaired Erie, Pennsylvania

1847, November Replace CHAMPION on mail route Chicago, Illinois to

St.Joseph, Michigan

1848 Ran Chicago to Milwaukee & Grand River, then portaged across Soo;

ran Lake Superior

1849, March Damaged in flood at Chicago, Illinois

1849, September Damaged in collision with schooner JANE near Racine,

Wisconsin

1849, October Damaged by combing sea near Buffalo

1849, December Broken walking beam on Lake Huron; towed by CANADA to

Detroit

1851 Ran with LONDON, PACIFIC & ARTIC, Chicago to Milwaukee

1852 Ran Chicago to Milwaukee & Buffalo, New York

1852, July 12 Collision with AURORA BOREALIS on Detroit River

1852, November Machinery broken near Islands; towed to Detroit by

Buffalo, New York

1853, March Overhauled; chartered by Detroit & Cleveland Steam

Navigation Company; ran Detroit to Cleveland

1853, July Launched, Lake Superior

1853, September First steamer at Fond du Lac, 22 miles up St.Louis

River

1854 Enrolled Michilimackinac District

1854, November Ran Sault rapids enroute Detroit, Michigan

1855 Ran excursion trade out of Marquette, Michigan

1856, August 14 Owned Clement Steamboat Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

Levi H. Kellogg, vice president

1857 Ran Detroit to Saginaw, Michigan

1860, December Made a bark at Newport (Marine City), Michigan;

machinery into SEABIRD; 176.4 x 26 x 10.31', 280 gross

tons, owned Henry A. Frank

1861, July 24 Enrolled Detroit as bark

1862, April Ran Buffalo to Saginaw

1863 Owned Seth Clark, Buffalo, New York

1863, June Ran on Lake Superior

1865 280 gross tons

1866 Owned Ashtabula, Ohio

1871 Owned Large, et.al., Ashtabula

1872, July 6 Owned A.F. Gay, AuSable; made a barge

1873 Owned Loud, Gay & Company, AuSable, Michigan

1875 Abandoned, Toledo, Ohio

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

WARD, SAMUEL (1847, Steamer)
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