CHAMPION (1843, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1843
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Joseph M. Keating
Master Carpenter:
Captain Church, Huron, OH
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel Ward, E.B. Ward, Newport, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
31" x 96" horizontal (locomotive) engine by Novelty Works, NY; 1843 8' x 20' boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
145' 6"
Beam:
20'
Depth:
9' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
266 65/95
History

1843, Jul 4 Launched; ran Chicago - St. Joseph & Milwaukee.

1843, Aug 14 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1843, Sep 19 Broken crank repaired.

1843, Oct 9 Other crank broken & repaired.

1847, May 14 Ran on reef Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron; slight damage.

1849 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Cleveland & Detroit - Soo.

1851, Mar Ran Detroit - Saginaw weekly.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Great Lakes News
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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CHAMPION (1843, Steamer)