NORTH STAR (1854, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1854
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Wooden arches, 2 stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Samuel W. & Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel W. Turner et al, Cleveland OH & Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Cliffs Mining Company's Lake Superior Line.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co, OH. 38' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
260'
Beam:
33' 6"
Depth:
13' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
1106 73/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Rhodes & Card Coalyard, old riverbed, Cleveland, OH, Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Feb 1862
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned in winter quarters; machinery to Steamer Keweenaw, 1865.
History

1854, May 20 Launched; ran Cleveland, OH - Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1854, Sep 27 First steamer on Lakes to log 16 miles per hour; enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1855, Jul 15 Began Cleveland - Ontonagon, MI & Duluth, MN runs with opening of Soo Locks.

1855, Sep Collided with brig CANOPUS, Lake Huron.

1855, Dec Damaged at Algonac, MI dock.

1856, Aug 11 Damaged machinery, Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior.

1857, Nov 17 Collided with schooner WILLIAM WALLACE, Lake Huron.

1859 Damaged in Lake Superior gale.

1859, Mar 19 Owned Henry L. Whitman et al, Cleveland.

1859, Jul 14 Owned Daniel P. Rhodes et al, Cleveland.

1860 Struck rocks & damaged, St Mary's River.

1861, Apr 29 Owned James M. Cooper & Thomas M. Howe et al, Alleghany City.

1861, Jun Collision with tug EAGLE, Detroit River.

1861, Sep 11 Collision.

1862, Feb 20 Burned.

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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NORTH STAR (1854, Steamer)