MINER (1857, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Gordon Campbell & Company
Master Carpenter:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
E.M. Livermore, Ontonagon, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
12 x 30" engine by J.B. Wayne & Co, Detroit, MI. Boilers by J.& J. Brenman, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
80'
Beam:
16'
Depth:
3'
Tonnage (old style):
40 45/95
History

Ran from Ontonagon, Michigan, upriver to copper mine locations some 12 miles distant; towed flat boats.

1857, Apr 16 Launched.

1859, May Drifted out of Ontonagon River, Lake Superior & sunk; raised.

1859, Aug 23 Repaired.

1861 Enrolled Mackinac, MI.

1861, Nov 5 Owned Willard & Day, Ontonagon.

1863 Enrolled Sault Saint Marie, MI.

1863, Oct 3 Owned Lake Superior Forwarding Co, Ontonagon; 83.5 x 16.5 x 3'; 38 33/95 old style tons.

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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MINER (1857, Steamer)