HILTON (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
11767
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
E. Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Chesley Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
J.M. Hilton, et al., Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Pound Manufacturing Co, Lockport, NY. Boiler by Thomas Steele, East Saginaw, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
110'
Beam:
26.5'
Depth:
7.4'
Tonnage (gross):
166.28
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Nicholson Slip, River rouge, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
  1929
How:
Dismantled & abandoned.
History

1867, Jul 1 Enrolled Chicago, IL, built for Lake Michigan lumber trade.

1869, Mar 12 Owned Horatio Hill, et.al., Chicago.

1869, Sep Damage in Lake Michigan gale.

1873, Mar 6 Owned John N. Staples, Chicago.

1873, Mar 12 Owned Charles H. Shepard, Chicago.

1873, Aug 25 Owned Edward Buckley, Manistee, MI.

1874 Repaired.

1875, Mar 4 Owned John J. Bush, Lansing, MI.

1876, Sep Sunk, Manistee, MI, Lake Michigan; raised.

1880, May 12 Owned Mary E. Richardson, Milwaukee.

1880, Oct Arrived Milwaukee in a sinking condition after steam pipe burst.

1881 Ran fruit trade, Chicago - Saugatuck.

1881, Apr Waterlogged & sunk at mouth of Muskegon River.

1881, May Raised by tug LEVIATIHAN; rebuilt as barge.

1882, Jul Experimented with burning crude oil for fuel, in a process developed by a Mr. Zack of Milwaukee.

1882, Jul Ashore north of Muskegon, two lives lost in attempt to release.

1883, Aug New engine, 18 x 18", larger wheel.

1889, Apr Owned Thomas Richardson, Milwaukee; boiler replaced.

1889, Oct 29 Released from bottom near Fox Point with 30,000' lumber & 100,000 shingles.

1891, May 1 Owned Thomas Richardson, et.el., Milwaukee.

1894, Mar 31 Owned C.H. Ellis, et al, Milwaukee; towed MORNING STAR.

1899 Towed GRACE GRUMMOND & NOAH'S ARK.

1907, Mar 19 Owned John Schroeder Lumber Company, Milwaukee.

1913, Sep 25 Owned Douglass Transportation Co, Saint Clair, MI.

1915, Oct 16 Sunk steamer MAUDE in collision, St. Clair River in thick fog.

1926, Nov 17 Owned Nicholson Transit Co, Detroit.

1929, Dec 27 Documents surrendered Detroit, "vessel dismantled & 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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HILTON (1867, Propeller)