EVENING STAR (1866, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
7936
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
E. Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Stephen J. Tripp
Master Carpenter:
A.M. Kirby
Original Owner and Location:
R.M. Montgomery & F.A. Curtis, Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
38 x 96" engine by Detroit Locomotive Works (1851) from RUBY(1851).
Dimensions
Length:
168.1'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
7.5'
Tonnage (gross):
382
Tonnage (net):
312
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Gilmore Shipyard, Toledo, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1899
How:
Abandoned.
History

Ran Saginaw, MI - Bay City, MI.

1867 Owned Kelley et al, Kelly's Island, Sandusky, OH.

1872 Broke piston head.

1873 Owned Sloan, Montgomery et al, Detroit, MI; ran St. Clair River route with MILTON D. WARD; ran Detroit - White Rock or Port Austin, MI; rebuilt.

1878 Daylight round trips Detroit, MI - Port Huron, MI.

1879 Owned Star Line, Detroit, MI.

1879, May Overhauled, Detroit.

1881 Owned W.K. Muir et al, Detroit; downriver service from Detroit; than Detroit - Port Huron.

1881 - 82 Rebuilt.

1884 Ran Detroit - Toledo, OH, daytime round trips.

1886 Laid up mid-summer; sold to Presque Isle Park Line.

1887, Aug 18 Collision with steamer IDLEWILD near Turtle Light.

1895 Maumee River boneyard.

1898 Dismantled.

1899 Owned George M. Vogel, Toledo, OH; 168 x 24 x 7'6"; 381 gross / 312 net tons; abandoned Gilmore Shipyard.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
G. P. Bugbee
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Great Lakes Register
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Kenneth Thro
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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