METROPOLIS (1868, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
17608
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
River & Lake Shore Steamboat Line, Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Montgomery, Sloan & Goldsmith.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
37 x 108", 280hp at 25rpm engine from PEARL (1851).
Dimensions
Length:
168.3'
Beam:
26.4'
Depth:
9.1'
Tonnage (gross):
425.49
Tonnage (net):
321.38
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toledo, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
13 Jun 1902
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Caught fire & burned at her dock.
History

1868, Mar 29 Launched Trenton, MI.

1868, Jun 25 Enrolled Detroit, built for Bay City to Alpena, MI route.

1870, Sep 24 Owned Englemann Transportation Co; Milwaukee District, ran Grand Haven - Manistee, MI.

1872, Apr Chartered to James F. Roy to run Sheboygan, WI - Pentwater.

1872, Jul Damaged at Pentwater.

1872, Sep 26 Broke crank pin, Manistee.

1873 Owned George G. Barnum & Joshua B. Culver, Duluth, MN; ran Duluth, L'Anse & Portage Lake.

1874, Mar 10 Owned Duluth Lake Transportation Co, William R. Stone, President; ran Duluth - Marquette.

1876, Apr 19 Owned Sidney Luce, Duluth; ran with CITY OF TOLEDO Grand Haven - Frankfort on Lake Michigan; recaulked Manitowoc, WI.

1877 Ran Erie - Port Dover.

1878, Apr Rebuilt Ashtabula, capacity 68 passengers; ran South Haven - Chicago, IL.

1878, Sep 7 Collision with schooner GEORGIA, Cleveland.

1878, Sep 23 Owned S.H. Crowe, A.M. Harmon & C.B. Gardner, Cleveland.

1879, May 7 Owned Luther Westover, Bay City.

1880, Aug 26 Owned L. Westover & Ira F. Holt, Detroit.

1881, May Ashore & sunk Black River Island near Alcona, MI, Lake Huron; rescued by tug WINSLOW.

1881, Jul 14 Owned Darius Cole, Bay City & Ira Holt, Detroit.

1882 Repaired & repainted.

1882, Oct 6 Collision with revenue cutter GEORGE M. BIBB.

1884 Ran Port Tawas, AuSable, Oscoda, Harrisville & Alpena.

1884, Jul Collision with Third Street bridge, Bay City.

1890, Oct 10 Owned Ira F. Holt, Detroit.

1891 Rebuilt Wheeler's Yard, Bay City; 1 firebox boiler 8.5 x 15' at 200 pounds steam by M. Riter & Co, Buffalo, NY (1891).

1895, May 31 Owned Peoples Steamboat Co, Monroe, MI; day excursion trade.

1899 Owned Charles West, Monroe.

1902, Jun 30 Documents surrendered; loss by fire; idle 2 years.

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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