CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE (1874, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
125281
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: May have been designed as a revenue cutter. Passenger cabins along full length.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
Sirrett et al, Toledo, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
41 x 120", 325 hp @ 25 rpm condensing beam engine by Fletcher, Hoboken, NJ, 1874 (from REINDEER, 1863). 10'6" x 20', 25# steam firebox boiler by Detroit Locomotive Works, 1863 (from REINDEER, 1863).
Dimensions
Length:
188.8'
Beam:
46'
Depth:
11.4'
Tonnage (gross):
571
Tonnage (net):
443
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Jan 1900
How:
Stripped & abandoned.
Notes:
May have been filled as extension of park; documents surrendered June 7, 1900, "dismantled".
History

1873, Dec 18 Launched; engine & boiler placed at Detroit, MI; rest completed at Toledo, OH.

1879 Owned Toledo & Islands Steamship Co.

1879-85 Ran Toledo - Put-in-Bay, OH.

1887, Mar New deck & frames, repaired, machinery overhauled.

1889 Owned Henry Baby, Chicago, IL; ran to Michigan City, IN.

1889, May 4 Owned Capt. Ender & Charles Schultz.

1892 Owned John Prindeville & W. A. Paulson, Chicago.

1892, Apr Operated by Warde Transportation Co.

1892, Jun 10 Stern damaged by steamer SAILOR BOY at Chicago.

1896, May 5 Owned A. B. Fry & sold to D. C. Hanson.

1897, Nov Owned E. W. Powers et al; stranded off Chicago.

1897, Nov 21 Inspector ordered repairs & only to run Chicago Harbor & River.

1898, Jun Began runs along shoreline to Manhattan Beach & other bathing resorts.

1899, Apr 112 Sank Washington Street, Chicago Harbor; raised.

1899, Aug 12 Seized by police as gambling house.

1899, Sep 11 Owned John F. May, Chicago.

1899, Sep 26 Sank Chicago Harbor.

1900, Jan Stripped & abandoned.

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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CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE (1874, Steamer)