ARCTIC (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Eber B. Ward, Samuel Ward, Thomas Butlin, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
236.5'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
12.5'
Tonnage (old style):
861 42/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Western most Huron Islands.
Lake Superior.
Date:
28 May 1860
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Package freight & passengers.
Notes:
No lives lost.
History

1851, Apr 22 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1851, Apr 30 Collided with J. IRWIN, bulwarks damaged.

1852 Ran New Buffalo-Chicago.

c1853 Ran in Clements Line, Chicago.

1853, Nov Ashore Beaver Island; lost load of provisions; released.

1856, Jun 26 Owned Clement Steamboat Co.

1856-58 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1857, Mar Ran Milwaukee-Green Bay, WI.

1857, Aug Ran Milwaukee-Two Rivers, WI.

1857, Oct Repaired Milwaukee, WI.

1858, Sep Ran Grand Haven-Milwaukee.

1860, Mar Ran Detroit-Lake Superior.

1860, May Owned John Hutchinson.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes News
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
Emerson H. Knack
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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