MORNING STAR (1862, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
16463
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 2 stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alvin A. Turner
Master Carpenter:
G.H. Garrett
Original Owner and Location:
John Owen et al, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
1862 Engine removed from OCEAN, 1850; installed at Trenton 60.5 x 132" engine by T.F. Secor & Co., New York. 6' x 19' firebox boilers by Detroit Locomotive Works 38' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
243'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
13' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
1075 48/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles off Vermilion, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
1 Aug 1868
Final Depth:
55'
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Iron bars, glass, farm equipment, general merchandise.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - Detroit, MI, sank in collision with bark COURTLAND; survivors rescued by steamer R.N. RICE; 32 lives lost.
History

1862, Jun 7 Launched.

1862, Sep 8 Enrolled Detroit; ran Detroit - Cleveland, OH.

1863, May Struck an anchor near Malden, Detroit River.

1865, Apr 17 Readmeasured 248 x 34 x 14.7; 1265.91 gross tons.

1865, Nov Ashore near Oswego, NY, lumber laden.

1866, Apr Struck dock, Detroit River at Detroit.

1866, Jul Rebuilt, Saginaw, MI.

1866, Nov 20 Arson attampt; broken machinery on Detroit River.

1868, May Disabled machinery near Cleveland.

1868, Jun 5 Owned Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co.

1868, Jun 20 Sunk, Lake Erie.

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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