EMPIRE (1846, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Rapids, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Jasper Parish
Original Owner:
Harvey P. Yale & Warren P. Mills
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
130'
Beam:
0'
Depth:
0'
Tonnage (old style):
90 32/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Monroe, MI.
Lake Erie.
Date:
15 Nov 1853
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Stranded & broke up.
History

1845, Jun 1 Launched Grand Rapids; enrolled Detroit; ran with MISHAWAKA, GREAT WESTERN, PARAGON & ALGOMA thru 1856.

1846 Used on Grand River to Grand Haven, MI with HUMMINGBIRD, J.F. PORTER, MICHIGAN, & OLIVE BRANCH.

1847, Jan Aground St. Clair Flats, Lake St. Clair.

1849 Detroit District; 90.32 tons.

1850 Grand Haven upriver service with ALGOMA & HUMMINGBIRD.

1853 Extensive repairs & refitted at Grand Rapids; 100 tons.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Donald V. Baut
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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EMPIRE (1846, Steamer)