DUNLAP, GEORGE L. (1864, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
10347
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fort Howard (Green Bay), WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William H. Wolf
Original Owner and Location:
Green Bay Transit Co., Green Bay, WI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine 46 1/2 x 120", Murphy Iron Works, New York, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
185.3'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
9.6'
Tonnage (gross):
338
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Saginaw Bay, 14 miles from City, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
20 Nov 1880
How:
Holed by ice.
Final Cargo:
Supplies, merchandise.
Notes:
Engine taken to Cleveland in A.A. TURNER for installation in DARIUS COLE (1885). Bound Bay City to north, holed by ice, foundered & was abandoned. 1882, Mar 31 Documents surrendered, Port Huron.
History

1864 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

Late 1860's Owned John Jacobs, Manistee, MI.

1866, May 1 Chartered Northwestern Railroad Line; ran between Green Bay, WI & Escanaba, MI.

1866, Dec 1 Scheduled to be repaired at Miller Brothers Drydock.

1867, Jul 2 Engine wrecked due to loose connecting rod, towed to Green Bay & laid up.

1868, Apr 18 Remodelled, rebuilt, new boiler, engine; new engine from either Murphy Iron Works, New York, NY, or Fletcher & Co., Hoboken, NJ, 46 1/2 x 120"; 500hp, 25rpm; 4th Lake ship to heat cabins with steam in radiator.

1869 Owned Englemann; rebuilt; 188' x 25.3' x 9.6'; 436 tons.

1872, Mar 20 Scheduled to receive new boiler, deck & refitting.

1872, Jul 13 Laid up.

1873, Apr 10 Owned Darvis Cole et al, Detroit, MI; ran Detroit - Saginaw - Alpena, MI.

1875 Repaired.

1877, Apr 25 Owned A.D. Tomlinson, Detroit.

1877, Jun Damaged in collision with Saginaw bridge.

1878, Mar 16 Owned Luther Wsstover, Bay City, MI; 185.3' x 23' x 9.6';

338 gross tons.

1879 Repaired.

1880, Nov 19 Holed by ice, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
F. E. Hamilton
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

DUNLAP, GEORGE L. (1864, Steamer)
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