CITY OF DETROIT (1866, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
4378
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Philander Lester
Original Owner and Location:
C. C. Blodgett, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26" x 36" stroke engine, Hodge & Christie.
Dimensions
Length:
167'
Beam:
27.7'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (gross):
652
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Saginaw Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
4 Dec 1873
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Flour & merchandise.
Notes:
All 19 hands lost. Foundered in storm & lost on Saginaw Bay, towing barge GUIDING STAR, which made it to Port Elgin, ONT before also foundering.
History

1866 Enrolled Detroit, new vessel.

1867 Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL in Blodgett Line.

1868, Jul 10 Struck obstruction on Detroit River near Peche Island; beached below Belle Isle; 22,000 bushels corn.

1870 Ran to Munising, Marquette & Oneota (Duluth).

1872, May 2 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI.

1873 Lost on Saginaw Bay.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
F. E. Hamilton
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
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
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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CITY OF DETROIT (1866, Propeller)