BURT, WELLINGTON R. (1877, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1877
Official Number:
80763
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
E. Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James M. Kelly
Original Owner and Location:
Saginaw River Steamboat Co., Saginaw, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
7'2" x 17', 87# firebox boiler, Weidemann Bros., Saginaw (1867).
Dimensions
Length:
154'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
6.5'
Tonnage (gross):
253
Tonnage (net):
130
History

1877, Apr 14 Launched Saginaw River; runs Saginaw - Bay City, MI.

1877, Jul 18 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned A.M. Root, East Saginaw, MI.

1882 Owned Root & Miller, East Saginaw, MI.

1883 Arches & repairs.

1885 252.94 gross / 218.22 net tons.

1886 Mortgage by James English & Michael Mahar.

1887, May 24 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; new 24" x 72" horizontal engine by Harkness & Mason, Cincinnati; owned James E. English, Saginaw.

1889, Apr 15 Owned Dora English, Saginaw.

1890, Jun 5 Owned D.M. Pierce, Bay City, MI.

1892 Large repairs.

1893 Owned Maumee Valley Navigation Co., Perrysburg, OH.

1899 Owned S.C. Wheeler, Sandusky, OH.

1901 Last listing in US Merchant Vessels, presumed abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Lorne Joyce
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

BURT, WELLINGTON R. (1877, Steamer)
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BURT, WELLINGTON R. (1877, Steamer)