SOUTHERN MICHIGAN (1852, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1852
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Michigan Southern Railroad Co., Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
1 72" x 12' engine, Morgan Iron Works, New York, NY 2 38' wheels
Dimensions
Length:
300.9'
Beam:
36.11'
Depth:
13.7'
Tonnage (old style):
1,470 54/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
probably Buffalo
Date:
  1863
How:
dismantled
History

1852 Passenger and freight service Buffalo-Toledo, OH.

1852, Sep 20 Collided with Canadian propeller CROMWELL off Bar Point, Lake Erie, the latter sank quickly.

1853, Jun 1 Enrolled Buffalo Creek.

1854, Sep 30 Lost one wheel 20 miles from Monroe, MI, made it to port, taken to Detroit, repaired.

1858, Apr Railroad decided to withdraw all steamers from service; towed to Monroe, MI.

1862, Apr Arrived, Buffalo in tow of tug JOHN MARTIN.

1862, Jul Engine and machinery removed, installed in Hudson River steamer THOS. CORNELL.

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

SOUTHERN MICHIGAN (1852, Steamer)
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