ALPENA (1866, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
404
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
S. Gardner:, Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
With E.B. Ward, David Gallagher, & L.A. Zerkes.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
1845 Engines from London. 1845 Built by MacKlem Iron Works, Montreal. 1853 Engines from Forrester. 1854 Rebuilt by Detroit Locomotive Works. Some sources give engine as 44x120 and 46x120; 24" Paddlewheels.
Dimensions
Length:
197'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
653
Capacity:
700+
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Holland, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
16 Oct 1880
How:
Sunk in storm/tornado.
Final Cargo:
Passengers.
Notes:
Loss of life between 60 & 86. Wreckage scattered 70 miles along shore.
History

1867 Enrolled Detroit with 1 deck & 1 mast.

1868 Enrolled Chicago. Bought by Goodrich Line.

1868, Apr 24 Arrived Chicago from Detroit.

1876 Completely reconditioned Manitowoc, WI.

1880, Oct 16 Foundered on 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
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Great Lakes News
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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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ALPENA (1866, Steamer)