MCVEA, CHARLES (1888, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
126517
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & package freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Elliott
Original Owner and Location:
R.C. Brittain et al, Saugatuck
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 22", 240hp @ 100rpm engine, Sutton Brothers, Buffalo, NY (1888); from JOSEPH L. HURD. 7 X 12' @ 100# steam firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
123'
Beam:
24.1'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
264
Tonnage (net):
200
Final Disposition
Date:
  1928
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1928, Feb 25 Documents surrendered.
History

Named for local fruit farmer & sailor.

1888, Aug 21 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI.

1888, Nov Grounded, Dunlap reef, Lake Michigan; no damage; released by SPALDING.

1889, Aug 21 Second deck added; 331 gross / 263 net tons.

1889, Late Aug Muskegon, MI & Milwaukee, WI route.

1890, Jun 21 Chartered by Graham & Morton Co. for fruit trade.

1890, Jul Traverse City, MI & Mackinac Island, MI route.

1892 Replaced lost steamer KALAMAZOO on Holland, MI & Chicago, IL route.

1892 Hull painted black.

1893 Saugatuck, MI & Chicago route.

1893, Aug Engine failure, Lake Michigan; towed to Chicago by tug PROTECTION.

1893, Sep 16 Beached in gale south of Saugatuck channel; released by tugs BROWN & WATSON; (Other sources also list tug GILMORE & steamers H.A. ROOT & J.C. SUIT giving aid).

1894, Jun Aground in Kalamazoo River, Saugatuck.

1895 Muskegon & Milwaukee route.

1895 Chicago & Saugatuck route.

1896 Hull painted red.

1898, Sep 7 Owned Ralph C. Brittain et al, Saugatuck.

1899 Benton Harbor, MI & Chicago route.

1901, Jun New furnishings.

1904 Green Bay, WI & Sturgeon Bay, WI route.

1905 Benton Harbor & Chicago route.

1905, Apr 15 Owned Estate of Robert M. Moore et al, Saugatuck.

1905, Aug 19 Owned William H. Waggoner et al, Green Bay.

1908, May 7 Owned The Waggoner & Roulett Steamboat Line.

1909, Oct 27 Owned Solomon P. Huntington, Green Bay.

1910, May 14 Owned Bay Shore Steamboat Company.

1911, Sep 11 Owned The Benton Transit Company.

1917, Dec 27 Owned The Hill Steamboat Line, Kenosha, WI.

1917-18, Winter Steeple compound engine installed.

1918 Chicago & Kenosha route.

1927 Abandoned.

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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