MAY QUEEN (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Eli Bates
Master Carpenter:
Alvah C. Bovee
Original Owner and Location:
John Owen et.al., Detroit
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
45" x 11' engine, 450HP, Cuyahoga Steam Boiler Works, Cleveland, OH (also given as by Fletcher & Company, Hoboken, NJ & by DeGraff & Kendrick) 9' x 18' firebox boiler, 35 pounds steam, Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland. 29'8" wheels, 8'wide.
Dimensions
Length:
217.8'
Beam:
29.9'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
688 29/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Kalamazoo.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
31 Oct 1868
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Waterlogged & sank.
History

1853, Mar 16 Launched; ran Detroit - Cleveland.

1853, Jun 25 Enrolled Detroit.

1853, Sep 29 Broke both shafts & injured machinery.

1858, May 24 Collision at Detroit.

1858, Nov 23 Broke machinery Point Pelee, Lake Erie.

1859 Rebuilt.

1860, Aug 21 Collision with schooner PREBLE, Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1862, Aug Collision with schooner ALTAIR, Little Point, Lake Erie.

1864, May Owned Eber Ward.

1864, May 4 Owned John W. Strong et al, Detroit.

1865 Readmeasured 220 x 28.3 x 11.5', 694 gross tons.

1865, Jun Owned Albert E. Goodrich, Chicago, IL.

1865, Sep 18 Struck Sheboygan, WI pier & sank; raised & taken to Milwaukee.

1866, Jan 15 Burned in winter quarters, Jones Island, Milwaukee, Lake Michigan.

1866, Jun Machinery raised, placed in MANITOWOC, later in CHICAGO.

1867, Sep 9 Owned Galen Eastman, Grand River.

1867, Oct 31 Hull taken to Eastmanville, MI to be made into a lumber barge; towed by NEW ERA in Chicago & Grand River trade.

1868, Jul 27 Repaired.

1868, Oct 31 Waterlogged & abandoned, Lake Michigan.

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

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MAY QUEEN (1853, Steamer)