ILLINOIS (c1837, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1837
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Worth
Original Owner and Location:
Oliver Newberry, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Engine Type:
Crosshead
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
56" x 10' low pressure engine; later went into ILLINOIS 2, James P. Allaire, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
205' 6"
Beam:
29' 2"
Depth:
13' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
755 20/95
Capacity:
300 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Austin, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
13 Sep 1868
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
116,000' lumber.
Notes:
Foundered in storm; crew made shore in small boats.
History

1836, Dec 22 Launched as barge.

1838 Built as barge; took 1 trip & converted to sidewheel steamboat; given upper decks & cabins at Detroit, MI.

1838, Oct 20 Enrolled Detroit; owned Oliver Newberry.

1839, Apr 26 Collision with steamboat ROCHESTER, Detroit River.

1839, Oct Accident near Fairport, OH, Lake Erie, damaged machinery.

1841 Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1842, Aug Collision with GREAT WESTERN near Manitou Islands.

1844, Apr Repaired.

1849, Nov 16 Damaged, Lake Michigan gale.

1850 Laid up 2 years as unfit for use; engine removed for another boat; dismantled at Detroit.

1853 Engine into 1853 ILLINOIS, stroke recorded on that boat as 56" x 10".

1854, Jul 29 Broke machinery, Lake Michigan; towed to Detroit by steamer MICHIGAN.

1856, Jun Broke machinery, Lake Superior.

1857, Sep Aground, Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron; jettisoned cargo & released.

1861 Hull purchased by Captain McAlpine, Detroit for freighting wood.

1862, Aug Collision with schooner ORIOLE, Lake Superior.

1863 Rebuilt as propeller steambarge, Detroit.

1863, Aug 13 Enrolled as steambarge; 159' x 27'8" x 5'6"; 228 8/95 tons; owned John Stirspinsky, Detroit, 1 mast, 1 deck, no figurehead.

1863, Sep Grounded Nebish Rapids, St. Mary's River; repaired.

1864, Apr 21 Owned William E. Warriner, Detroit.

1865, Apr 17 Readmeasured 158 x 28 x 6', 195.03 tons.

1865, Sep 15 Owned Sarah Kelly & William E. Warriner, Detroit.

1866, Apr 21 "Steambarge" owned George Ives et al, Detroit.

1867 Sunk, lower end Detroit River.

1868, Sep 13 Aground, Port Austin, Lake Huron, with lumber.

1868 Raised & sold to Ives & Co., Windsor, ONT; converted to steam lumber barge.

1868 Inspected Detroit; "passenger steamer".

1868, Sep 13 Foundered, Lake Huron.

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

ILLINOIS (c1837, Steamer)
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ILLINOIS (c1837, Steamer)