FOREST QUEEN (1855, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1855
Official Number:
37061
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
James Bushnell
Original Owner and Location:
E. B. & Samuel Ward, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
1848 Engine from PACIFIC. 1866 Later into SAGINAW. 44 x 120" engine, Cuyahoga Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
200'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
9.6'
Tonnage (old style):
462 65/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Pointe.
Lake Erie.
Date:
8 Nov 1872
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Lost in gale in tow of steamer BURLINGTON with barges KENTUCKY & NORTH STAR; all 5 crew lost.
History

1855, Nov 8 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Detroit, Port Huron & Saginaw, MI with PEARL & FORESTER.

1855, Oct 25 First trip Newport - Detroit, MI.

1856, Apr 27 Collision, sunk steamer NORTHERNER 2 miles from Gratiot Light.

1857 Ran excursions.

1857, Sep Collision with schooner SON AND HEIR, Detroit River near Belle Isle.

1858, Apr Grounded, Bark Shanty Reef; badly damaged, ran ashore & sunk Lexington, MI; pumped out by tug B. F. BRUE, repaired Port Huron, MI.

1858, Jun Broke cylinder head; ran Cleveland, OH - Buffalo, NY; ran Detroit - Sandusky with BAY CITY.

1859 Ran Detroit, MI - Saginaw, MI.

1860, Apr Sunk, Saginaw River; raised.

1861, Aug Lost a wheel; repaired.

1861, Nov Aground St. Clair River; released by FORESTER & RUBY.

1864, Jun Collision with schooner ARAB, Lake St. Clair.

1865, May 9 677.72 gross tons.

1865, Nov Collision on Detroit River with schooner C. REEVES.

1866, Jul Made a barge, machinery into SAGINAW (1866) 351.16 gross tons; owned John Strachan et al, Detroit, MI.

1866, Dec Collision with brig ACADIA at Toledo, OH.

1869 Grounded & released St. Clair Flats; repaired Clarks Dry Dock.

1871, Apr 8 Owned C. C. Blodgett, Detroit; 194 x 28.4 x 9.6'.

1872, Nov 8 Wrecked Lake Erie.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Lytle List
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FOREST QUEEN (1855, Steamer)