CITY OF KALAMAZOO (1893, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
126949
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
South Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
John Martel
Original Owner and Location:
H.W. Williams et al, South Haven, MI
Ownership Notes:
Williams Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20" & 40" x 30", 575hp, 100rpms by Wilson & Hendrie, Montaque, MI 11' x 11', 135# steam scotch boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
161.7'
Beam:
31.8'
Depth:
12.5'
Tonnage (gross):
729
Tonnage (net):
563
Final Disposition
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Documents surrendered Nov 21, 1922, "abandoned".
History

Designed for passenger trade between South Haven, MI & Chicago, IL for the World's Fair.

1896, Nov 30 Burned at South Haven.

1902, Oct At Shipowner's Dry Dock Co., Chicago for general overhaul, new steel arches.

1906, Oct Disabled, towed to port.

1907, May 17 Cargo 124 pianos from Cable - Nelson Piano Co.

1909, May 5 Owned Oliver W. Norton, Chicago, IL.

1909, Jun 1 Owned Chicago & South Haven Steamship Co., Grand Haven, MI.

1911, May Burned, South Haven.

1911, Jun Into dry dock for repairs, Manitowoc, WI.

1911, Nov 11 Burned to water's edge, Manistee, MI; rebuilt as a barge; 387 gross / 387 net tons.

1914, Oct 20 Owned Greeling Brothers Co., Green Bay, WI.

1922, Nov 21 Documents surrendered, abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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CITY OF KALAMAZOO (1893, Propeller)