ANTELOPE (1861, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1861
Official Number:
571
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight may have been laid down as sidewheeler, completed as propeller plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Joseph L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Eber W. Owens, St. Clair, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
56" cylinder by 40" stroke engine from C. Kellogg Works, Detroit. Nine pumps. 2 - 9.5' diameter Philadelphia wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
186'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
600 83/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Few miles off Michigan Island.
Lake Superior.
Discovered September 2016.
Date:
7 Oct 1897
How:
Foundered in heavy seas.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
In tow of HIRAM W. SIBLEY, sprang leak in heavy sea & foundered; crew removed by SIBLEY, no lives lost.
History

1861 Enrolled Detroit, used in Buffalo to Chicago run.

1861, Aug 22 Maiden voyage Detroit to Chicago & back to Buffalo with 19,400 bushels wheat & 450 barrels flour.

1862, Aug 22 Enrolled Chicago, temporary document.

1863 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1864 Readmeasured 201.6' x 31.7' x 12' 797 gross tons.

1866, Apr 13 Enrolled Chicago, owned E.W. Owens; 1' added to depth.

1866, Aug 21 Owned Albert G. Shonn, Racine, WI.

1867, Nov 8 Burned Buffalo, NY with cargo of flour & grain.

1868, Aug 29 Hull purchased by Ballentine & Crawford; rebuilt Clark's Dry Dock, Detroit MI, 915.19 tons. Returned to service May 10 1869.

1871 Owned Ballentine & Co., Detroit.

1875, May 7 Owned A.B. Moore, Bay City; James Ballentine, Chicago; Henry Ballentine, Saginaw; Edward F. Lawrence, Chicago.

1875 Owned Alexander B. Moore, West Bay City, MI; rebuilt as steam barge 201.6' x 317' x 12', 750.05 tons.

1878, Apr 20 Owned William T. Baker, Walter F. Cobb, Gordon G. Moore, Chicago, IL.

1879 Owned T. Baker, Chicago. Rebuilt 1876 & 1878 Chicago, IL.

1880, Mar 2 Owned Charles B. Curtis & John Lindsay, South Bay City, MI.

1880, May 1 Enrolled Port Huron.

1881 Went aground Colchester Reef, Lake Erie with cargo of coal; hung up on wrecked tug MAYFLOWER.

1881, May 12 Owned Port Huron; rebuilt, tonnage reduced 201.6' x 31.7' x 9', 750.05 gross tons.

1881, Nov Caught in storm, towing MANITOWOC, laden with coal. Both arches broken, smoke stack carried away, galley thrown into heap.

1882 Rebuilt as schooner barge; McGraw & Co., Bay City, MI; 186.8' x 32' x 12', 523.48 gross tons, 496.62 net tons.

1882, Apr 13 Owned C.B. Curtis, Bay City, MI.

1885, Aug Burned Saginaw.

1893, Apr Owned L.S. Boutell, Fred E. Boutell, & William H. Boutell, Bay City; schooner with three masts.

1893, Aug Laden with coal, crashed into Culver's dock, Duluth.

1896 Owned Fred E. & William H. Boutell, Bay City.

1897, Oct 7 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
F. E. Hamilton
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
Loudon G. Wilson
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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

ANTELOPE (1861, Propeller)
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ANTELOPE (1861, Propeller)