GORDON, R.J. (1881, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
110504
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Alex Anderson
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Wallace, Marine City, MI.
Ownership Notes:
R.J. Gordon, et al.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18" x 20" engine, 175HP possibly from propeller JAQUES CARTER, 1870. firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
103.6'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
8.2'
Tonnage (gross):
186.81
Tonnage (net):
143.91
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Haven, Michigan.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1912
How:
Abandoned, unfit for service.
History

1881, Dec 30 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1882, Mar 2 Owned R.Holland, et.al., Marine City.

1883, Apr 25 Owned W.K. Muir, Detroit, MI.

1887, Jun 6 Owned Lem & A. Ellsworth, Milwaukee, WI.

1889, Mar 14 Owend Archibald Winne, Evanston, IL.

1890 In D.M. Cochrane Line of Chicago excursion boats.

1895, Jun 27 Owned Ben L. Newman, Chicago.

1899, Sep 28 Burned, Chicago harbor.

1900, Jun 1 Owned Joseph F. Smith, South Haven, MI

1900, Jun 19 Rebuilt South Haven, 103.6' x 23' x 7.7', 121.19 gross ton, as a tug.

1901, Apr 25 Burned, scuttled South Haven.

1901, Jun 19 Rebuilt, tonnage change, 280 gross tons.

1902, May 19 Owned William Spooner & George M. Dokey, South Haven.

1902, Dec 3 U.S. Marshall sale to G.J. Wicksall, South Haven.

1906, Aug 20 Owned George M. Dokey, South Haven.

1907, Apr 15 Owned S.M. Rose, et.al., Charlevoix, MI.

1907, Jul 15 Owned G.H. Atherton & W.S.Shaw, Grand Haven, MI.

1910, Apr 6 Owned W.S. Shaw, Boyne City, MI.

1910 Out of commission.

1911 To be dismantled.

1912 Abandoned.

1917 Documents surrendered, Grand Haven, vessel abandoned as unfit for

service.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

GORDON, R.J. (1881, Excursion Vessel)
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GORDON, R.J. (1881, Excursion Vessel)