ARIZONA (1868, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
1768
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight steamer.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Master Carpenter:
Thomas Quayle
Original Owner and Location:
John Spry, F. B. Gardner & W. W. Gardner, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
First compound engine built on Great Lakes.
Dimensions
Length:
187.5'
Beam:
32.4'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
870.74
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cape Vincent, NY breakwater.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
1 Dec 1922
Final Depth:
24'
How:
Burned
Notes:
Burned while moved to breakwater; total loss.
History

1868, Sep 7 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1871 874 gross tons.

1872, Apr 23 Enrolled Erie, PA; owned Erie & Western Transportation Co., Joseph Potts, president. Purchased $75,000 to operate Anchor Line between Chicago, IL & Buffalo, NY.

1873, May 9 Collision with B. W. BLANCHARD above St. Clair Flats; sank with flour & wheat.

1873, May 15 Raised; repaired Detroit.

1876 Saginaw lumber trade.

1877, Apr 26 Enrolled Erie, PA; 2 decks, 1 mast; 677.59 gross tons.

1879, Apr 26 Enrolled Erie, PA; vessel altered; fore & aft cabins united; 924.21 gross tons.

1882, Oct Explosion, barrel of carbolic acid, Duluth, MN.

1887, Nov 17 Burned & sank Marquette, MI; carrying oil & acid; salvaged Reid.

1888, Sep 13 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; rebuilt Dunford & Alverson as steambarge; 1 deck, 3 masts, steel arches, steel boiler house; 189.4' x 32.5' x 13.4'; 684.38 gross tons/475.57 net tons; owned Walter Young, Bay City et al.

1888, Oct Newspapers erroneously reported name change to CITY OF MARQUETTE.

1891, Feb 7 Owned Young Transportation Co., Merritt, MI.

1893 Rebiult & re-engined, steeple compound 22 + 40' x 30"; 500hp, 96 rpm, Marine Iron Works, Bay City, MI.

1893, Apr 17 Enrolled Port Huron; 3 masts, changed tonnage 765.03 gross tons/601.06 net tons.

1902, Dec 29 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; owned Gray Transportation Co., Willoughby, OH.

1906 Owned White Transportation Co.

1909, May 12 Owned James A. White, Buffalo, NY.

1916 Owned Twin City Transportation Co., O'Hagan, president.

1918, Feb 25 Owned John J. O'Hagan, Tonawanda, NY.

1918, Apr 5 Owned Runnels Steamship Corp., Buffalo, NY.

1920, May 5 Owned Alexander MacDonald & Michael J. Griffin, Oswego, NY.

1922, Dec 1 Destroyed by fire; oldest freighter on Lakes.

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. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Great Lakes Register
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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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ARIZONA (1868, Propeller)