ALGOMA (1846, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1846
Official Number:
537
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Mishawaka, IN
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Randall
Master Carpenter:
Henry C. Deputy
Original Owner and Location:
Talman & Hiram Wheeler & John F. Porter, St. Joseph, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Powered by engines of steamer POCAHONTAS (1838). Probably simple horizontal engine.
Dimensions
Length:
127'
Beam:
15.9'
Depth:
3.8'
Tonnage (old style):
71.4
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mouth of Bear Lake Channel, near Muskegon, MI. Lake Michigan
Date:
  1870
How:
Abandoned.
History

1846, Apr 29 Enrolled Detroit District.

1850, Jun 17 Owned Henry R. Williams, Grand Rapids, MI.

1853, Mar 10 Owned Daniel Ball, Elisha Adams & others.

1858, May 22 Owned Robert W. Morns & Martin Ryerson, Muskegon, MI.

1862 Detroit District; change owners to George Arms, Muskegon.

1864, June 14 Wrecked by explosion Muskegon; rebuilt to 106.36 gross tons.

1865, Jul 1 Enrolled Detroit, owned Charles D. Nelson, Muskegon. Changed to steam tug with 1 deck; no masts; 126.6x6.4x3.8; 106.36 tons. Given No.537.

1866, Nov 13 Grand Haven District owned Muskegon Boom Co.

1869, May 15 Official No.551; same owner & district.

1870, May 19 Grand Haven District; vessel abandoned, unfit for services.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Lytle List
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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ALGOMA (1846, Steamer)