CHAFFEE, IRA (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
12131
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Allegan, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Auretias McMillan
Original Owner and Location:
Ira Chaffee, et. al., Allegan, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
2 - 24 x 24" engine.
Dimensions
Length:
127.6'
Beam:
25.6'
Depth:
8.15'
Tonnage (old style):
369.14
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Dunlop Reef, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Aug 1894
How:
Scuttled & abandoned
Notes:
Engine removed 1894. Boiler removed 1902.
History

1867 May 28 Enrolled as new vessel at Grand Haven; owned Ira Chaffee, et. al., Allegan, to run Chicago & Allegan Tri-weekly.

1868 Mar 23 Owned William H. Bush; enrolled Chicago.

1871 Owned Chaffee et. al., Kalamazoo.

1874 Owned Jason McGregor, et. al., Marquette.

1876 Dec 8 Driven ashore near Chocolay during gale, broke in half; recovered May, 1877.

1877 Rebuilt at Detroit as steambarge; owned Jessie H. Farwell, et. al., Detroit; readmeasured 127.6 x 25.6 x 8.1', 193.62 gross & 116.12 net tons.

1875 Jul 22 Assisted in construction of Stannard Rock Light, Lake Superior.

1879 Sep 29 Sold to George E. Wasey, et. al., Detroit.

1880-81 Towed barge AGNES in lumber trade.

1882 Owned Oscoda Salt & Lumber Co., Detroit.

1886 Aug 5 Sold to John P. Sullivan, Detroit.

1889 Owned Comstock, et. al., Alpena.

1890 Towed Barges FILLMORE & MONITOR in lumber trade.

1891, Jul 11 Burned at dock, Sault Ste. Marie, while unloading coal.

1892 Sep 13 Documents surrendered.

1894, Aug Hull towed to Sturgeon Bay, WI & abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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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