MICHIGAN (1852, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1852
Official Number:
16444
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ohio City, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Presley & Stevens
Master Carpenter:
A.C. Keating
Original Owner and Location:
P. Chamberlin et al, Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Crawford & Chamberlin Line, Cape Vincent, NY, later Northern Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
138'
Beam:
24' 10"
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
354 2/95
Capacity:
3,500 barrels flour or 12,000 bushels wheat.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Kelley's Island, 12 miles east of Marblehead Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
3 Dec 1888
How:
Fire.
Notes:
Kelley's Island, 12 miles east of Marblehead Point. 1889, Jan 2 Documents surrendered, Detroit.
History

1852, May 1 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1853, Jun 30 Collision with steamer LOUISIANA, 12 miles above Cleveland.

1854, Jul 25 Struck by squall, Welland Canal, Thorold, ONT; damage to herself & locks.

1855, Jul 24 Owned Northern Transportation Co.

1857, Sep Broke shaft & lost wheel off Point Aux Barques, MI, Lake Huron; towed to Mackinac, MI by propellers QUINCEY & GRANITE STATE, then to Milwaukee, WI by tug SALVOR.

1861, Apr Aground, St. Clair River; released.

1864 Major repairs.

1865, Jun 7 Readmeasured 136 x 24.8 x 9.6', 431.41 gross tons; US16444.

1871, Sep 7 Beached Little Sandy Bay, enroute to Granadier Island.

1871, Oct Sunk opposite Sister Island, 6 miles below Alex Bay; raised; repaired, Ogdensburg.

1872, May Damaged by ice Port Colborne, ONT.

1873, May 24 Owned James Flower et al, Detroit.

1873 - 74 Made a Steam Barge for lumber & coarse freight; 136.9 x 24.8 x 9.6, 234.35 gross / 180.24 net tons.

1881 Major repairs.

1881 Towed barges in Saginaw, MI & Clevelan lumber trade.

1883, Jul Arrived Buffalo, crippled; her tow of 3 barges cast adrift off Long Point, ONT.

1884, Nov 23 Collision near Grand Haven, Lake Michigan.

1888, Dec 3 Burned.

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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MICHIGAN (1852, Propeller)