GUIDING STAR (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
85079
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: freight steamer.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Philander Lester
Original Owner and Location:
C.C. Blodgett et.al., Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
George Hendrie & H.C. Blodgett.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine & boiler from propeller KENTUCKY (1853).
Dimensions
Length:
163.9'
Beam:
26.9'
Depth:
11.8'
Tonnage (gross):
362.75
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Big Bay Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
31 Aug 1892
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Separated from steamer TOLEDO stranded & wrecked.
History

1867, Sep 17 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1868 Ran New York Central Line with CITY OF DETROIT & BURLINGTON.

1868 617.17 gross tons US85079.

1870, Jul 17 Boiler blew up, sinking vessel at Port Maitland, ONT; 4-7 lives lost; ran Buffalo, NY to Detroit, MI.

1871, Apr 4 Owned Joseph Nicholson, Detroit; raised & rebuilt as 2 masted schooner barge for iron ore trade, 163.9 x 26.9 x 11.8'.

1872, Apr 8 Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit, MI.

1873 Ran Grand Trunk Line, Chicago, IL - Milwaukee, WI & Sarnia, ONT; towed by CITY OF DETROIT until she foundered December 4, 1873.

1876 Ran Chicago & Sarnia Line; 463 gross tons.

1880 Ran Duluth, MN, Marquette & L'Anse, MI.

1881, Apr 20 Rebuilt; owned Luis V. Spencer et.al. Waukegan, IL.

1883, Apr 26 384.1 gross tons; 364.9 net tons.

1883 463 gross ton barge.

1885, Apr Chartered to take 26,000 bushels corn to Buffalo, NY.

1887 Repaired; Owned Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co., Chicago, IL.

1887, Apr Repaired leaking hull.

1888, Jan 30 Owned Charles H. Weeks, Bay City, MI.

1892, Aug 31 Wrecked Lake Superior.

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

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GUIDING STAR (1867, Propeller)