ARIEL (1853, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Plaster Bed (near Sandusky), OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Eli Bates
Original Owner:
Lockwood & Smith
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
124.6'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
6.7'
Tonnage (old style):
165 70/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Riverside, ONT opposite Belle Isle.
Detroit River.
Date:
20 Jul 1868
How:
Burned at dock.
Notes:
Possibly rebuilt afterwards as schooner.
History

1854 Enrolled Sandusky, OH; Maumee Bay Trade.

1855-1858 Enrolled Detroit.

1857-1860 Ran Detroit, MI to New Baltimore through 1860 season. Replaced by B. F. BRUCE, Mar 1861.

1860 Enrolled Detroit, MI; Haskins & Atwood, New Baltimore. Readmeasured 114 gross tons. "Riverboat".

1860, Nov C. Jerome, Saginaw, MI, used Saginaw River.

1861 166 tons.

1863 Jerome & Ogden, Saginaw.

1866, Jun 22 Owned Abram Smith & Henry Poole, Algonac, MI, tug, Flats.

1867, Jul 11 Abram Smith, Algonac.

1868, Jul 20 Burned on Detroit River opposite Belle Isle "lying at a dock on the Canadian side, had been out of commission some time".

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ARIEL (1853, Steamer)