ALASKA (1878, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
105798
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
J.P. Clark
Master Carpenter:
John Drackett
Original Owner and Location:
John P. Clark & Walter Ashley, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Received engine & boilers of JOHN SHERMAN; 48" x 108" beam engine.
Dimensions
Length:
165.2'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (gross):
510.93
Tonnage (net):
360.98
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Tobermory,ONT.
Date:
24 Dec 1910
How:
Destroyed by fire.
Notes:
Sheltering from storm, she caught fire from overheated boiler & burned to a total loss.
History

1878, Apr 11 Launched Detroit, MI.

1879, Sep 5 Boiler exploded at mouth of Detroit River.

1882 Owned Detroit.

1886, Nov 27 Sunk propeller OREGON in collision on Lake Erie near mouth of Detroit River.

1885 Owned J.P. Clark, Detroit.

1889, May 8 Upper works badly burned at Michigan Central Dock, Detroit.

1890 Dunford & Alverson shipyard, Port Huron: Transformed into tow barge for lumber trade. Sold to J.E. Pott Salt & Lumber Co., Detroit, 318 gross tons.

1895 Rebuilt as steambarge 165.2 x 29 x 10.6', 339 gross tons at East Saginaw. High-pressure engine from tug JIM PULLAR, 16 x 20".

1905 Sold Canadian (117174) owned Pulling & Williscraft, Windsor, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
U. S. Merchant Vessels
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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ALASKA (1878, Steamer)