ALIDA (1856, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Kirby & Hoyt
Master Carpenter:
Martin Smith
Original Owner and Location:
Little & Copeland, Saginaw, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
81'
Beam:
15'
Depth:
3'
Tonnage (old style):
35.17
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Monroe Street Dock, Saginaw City.
Date:
20 Dec 1867
How:
Burned and sunk.
Notes:
Boiler exploded, caught fire & was total loss.
History

Described as a passenger and freight towboat, flat bottom riverboat, used on Saginaw River.

1856, Aug 11 Enrolled Detroit; owner Samuel Copeland et al.

1860, May 23 Burned Hess & Bros. dock, East Saginaw; rebuilt.

1862, Sep 10 Enrolled Detroit; new owner.

1863, Nov 5 Enrolled Detroit; owned E.B. Smith.

1865, Nov 13 Owned H. & J. Noiles, Saginaw; readmeasured 57.72 gross tons.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
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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ALIDA (1856, Steamer)