CITY OF DULUTH (1874, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
125278
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:
Blodgett, Gardner & Burt, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
202'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
13.1'
Tonnage (gross):
1,110
Tonnage (net):
882
Capacity:
150 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near St. Joseph, MI piers.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
26 Jan 1898
How:
Grounded & broke up.
Final Cargo:
Passengers & merchandise.
Notes:
Reported wrecked, Jan 2. 1899, Sep 5 Wrecking schooner JUDD removed wreckage.
History

1874, Jul 8 Maiden trip; runs Cleveland - Duluth.

1874, Jul 4 Enrolled Detroit; owned Solomon Gardner.

1875, Apr 10 Owned Alvin C. Burt, Detroit; ran chicago - Grand Haven.

1876 Wards Lake Superior Line; ran Detroit - Lake Superior weekly.

1877, Apr 24 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI; ran Chicago - Duluth.

1880, Apr 28 Owned J. Pridgeon & Charles Spencer, Chicago, IL.

1881, Apr 28 Owned C. Spencer & Lyman Hunt, Chicago.

1884 Grounded Copper Harbor, MI.

1886, May 6 Rebuilt at Buffalo, 202 x 36 x 13.5; 1,310.41 gross / 912.43 net tons; steel arches.

1887 Ashore South Fox Island, Lake Michigan.

1888, Mar 1 Enrolled Chicago; owned Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co., S. F. Leopold, president.

1889 Left Washburn for chicago with 3000,000 feet lumber.

1889, May collision with steamer ROANOKE at Sault Ste. Marie, then with RUFUS P.RANNEY.

1889, Oct Ran on reef near Baraga, MI, Lake Superior; significant damage.

1890, Jul 1 Grounded at Church's Point near Sault Ste Marie.

1891, Jun Grounded on Graham's Shoals near Cheboygan, MI.

1891 Equipped with Royal Signal Co. engine telegraph.

1892 Hard aground in Hay Lake Channel, foot of Sugar Island.

1896, Apr 23 Enrolled Duluth, MN; same owner, John Flynn managing owner.

1896, May 1 Grounded in river at St. Joseph, MI.

1897, May 15 Collision with MARISKA, Sault Locks.

1897 - 98 Chartered for winter by Graham & Morton Co., ran Chicago - Benton Harbor.

1898, Jan 2 Wrecked St. Joseph piers, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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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