HIPPOCAMPUS (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
11819
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saint Joseph, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Hanson
Original Owner and Location:
Morrison, et.al., Saint Joseph, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
22" stroke by Vulcan Iron Works, Chicago, IL.
Dimensions
Length:
100'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
153
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Saint Joseph, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
8 Sep 1868
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Passengers & peaches.
Notes:
Bound Benton Harbor - Chicago, capsized & foundered in gale, 26 lives lost, survivors rescued by scow TRIO. 1877 Wreck located.
History

1867, Sep 16 Enrolled at Grand Haven, MI to be used in green fruilt trade in season, to Milwaukee from Benton Harbor & St. Joseph

1868 On St. Joseph - Chicago, passenger & freight run.

1868, Sep 8 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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HIPPOCAMPUS (1867, Propeller)