FAVORITE (1864, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
9201
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fort Howard (Green Bay), WI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William H. Wolf
Original Owner and Location:
Michigan Transportation Co., Chicago, IL.
Ownership Notes:
Or Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 24.5" x 22" engines 19' x 18'8" firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
143.3'
Beam:
28.2'
Depth:
8.7'
Tonnage (old style):
326 32/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Ignace, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
9 Jan 1907
How:
Fire.
Notes:
1908, Mar 26 Document surrendered, Duluth, MN; "total loss". Machinery salvaged; engine installed in tug GARY in 1908.
History

1864, Jul 9 Enrolled Chicago, IL; ran with CHICAGO & DUNLAP.

1865, Apr 6 Readmeasured 139.75' x 28.7' x 8.42'; 409.5 gross tons.

1866, May 4 139.58 x 28.58 x 8.33, 409 gross / 351 net tons; ran Marquette - Hancock, MI.

1869 Owned J.E. Stevens, St. Joseph, MI; ran Chicago - St. Joseph & Muskegon, MI.

1869, Apr Aground & damaged St. Joseph, MI.

1869, Jun Broke wheel at Chicago.

1869, Sep Broke wheel, Benton Harbor, MI, Lake Michigan.

1870, Dec 8 Sold to C. Kirby & Co., Menominee, MI; cut down to a rafting & wrecking tug; ran Chicago, Milwaukee & Menominee, MI.

1871 Cabins removed, repaired, ran Chicago - East Shore ports towing SONORA & ELLEN WILLIAMS; owned N.W.R.R. Co., Chicago.

1871 Owned I.W. or S.M. Stephenson et al, Menominee.

1872, Aug Collision with schooner JOSEPHINE LAWRENCE two miles south of Two Creeks.

1874, May Broke wheel on Lake Michigan.

1874, Nov Arrived Chicago, leaking badly.

1877, Aug 3 Sank schooner GRACE A. SHANNON at Racine, WI; major reconstruction.

1878, Mar 26 Owned Kirby-Carpenter Co., et al, Menominee.

1879, Nov 4 Collision with schooner ORPHAN BOY in Sheoygan, WI harbor.

1880 Towed BUTCHER BOY, STEPHENSON & T.J. BRONSON.

1881, Mar 26 409.5 / 351.42 tons.

1882 Towed BUTCHER BOY, PLANET & URANUS on Lake Michigan.

1883 To run between Chicago & Menominee.

1886 Passenger / freight ran on Green Bay, Cheboygan, Escanaba & Chicago.

1888 Owned Marquette, MI.

1888 First steamer to initiate direct service Milwaukee, WI - Muskegon, MI, resulting from arrival of railroads at Muskegon.

1888, Jan Ran into & sank steamer VAN RAALTE.

1888, Jul Overhauled for passenger & freight traffic between Muskegon & Milwaukee.

1888, Aug 2 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI; owned Leon G. Smith, et al, Muskegon.

1889 Sold to Pillow, et al, Muskegon; made single screw, 288hp engine, 1 engine removed.

1889 - 90 Rebuilt by Milwaukee Shipyard Co. (or by Swain Wrecking Co.) as a wrecking tug.

1890, Feb 25 Enrolled Detroit (or Hamtramck) MI; stationed at Cheboygan, MI.

1891 Owned Parker & Millen Co., Detroit, managers for Swain Wrecking Co.

1892, Sep Released the freighter NESHOTA from Keweenaw Point.

1902, Jan 27 Owned A.A. Parker et al, Detroit.

1902, Feb 7 Enrolled Duluth, MN; owned Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH (listed under Union Towing & Wrecking Co., Duluth, a subsidiary?).

1907, Jan 9 Fire; St. Ignace, MI. Lake Huron.

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 Register
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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