ALGOMAH (1881, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
106022
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner:
Detroit, Marquette & Mackinac RR Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
127'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
486
Tonnage (net):
359
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mackinaw City, MI.
Date:
  1945
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Hull filled with rocks and sunk at Mackinaw City as part of breakwater.
History

1881, Aug 13 New vessel launched Detroit.

1881 Wrecked in snow storm near St. Ignace, MI.

1882, Oct 15 Collision with propellor ONEIDA.

1883, May 30 Bow sheathed with steel.

1885 Owned Detroit.

1886, May 4 Arrived Detroit for overhaul at Spring Wells Dry Dock.

1887, Feb Broke coupling of main shaft in storm near Mackinac City.

1888 Retired from service; occasionally used for ice breaking in Straits & St. Mary's River.

1893 Owned Island Transportation Co.

1899 Rebuilt 127x33x11; 486/359 tons at Detroit.

1939 Rebuilt as barge Cheboygan, MI; described as having 1 mast and measuring 356/346 tons.

1940 Owned John Schwartz, Cheboygan, MI.

1941-1944 Owned Theresa Schartz, Cheboygan, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Great Lakes Register
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Kenneth Thro
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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ALGOMAH (1881, Ferry)