WARD, SUSAN (1863, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1863
Official Number:
22402
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.N. Jones Yard
Master Carpenter:
William Cuddy
Original Owner and Location:
Eber Brock Ward & John Strachan, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
42" x 9' engine of RUBY, by Detroit Locomotive Works, Detroit wheels 30'
Dimensions
Length:
166'
Beam:
24' 4"
Depth:
9' 5"
Tonnage (old style):
365.25
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Oscoda, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
9 Sep 1885
How:
Wrecked
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Sank at her dock Oscoda Salt & Lumber Company in storm; pounded to pieces 1887, December 9 Documents surrendered
History

1862, November Launched

1863 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan; ran Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie;

third vessel to heat cabins with steam radiators

1865, April 24 Readmeasured 166.2 x 21.8 x 8.6; 522.41 gross tons

1867 Overhauled; ran Toledo, Ohio to Saginaw, Michigan

1868 Ran with CITY OF SANDUSKY & CITY OF TOLEDO to Port Huron, Michigan

1869 Ran Saginaw to Alpena, Michigan

1870, April 18 Made a barge, engine into DOVE; 239.93 gross tons;

owned Eagle Transportation Company, Detroit; US22402

1871, September Grounded with WAVERLY; both were being towed by

steambarge BAY CITY

1872, September 16 Owned H.M. Loud & Aaron Gay, AuSable, Michigan

1877, May 12 Owned George E. Wasey, et.al., Detroit

1881 In Cleveland to AuSable lumber trade; towed by IRA CHAFFEE with

AGNES & KEEPSAKE

1884 Owned Oscoda Salt & Lumber Company

1885, May 8 Rigged as sloop; 227.94 tons

1885, September 9 Wrecked, Lake Huron

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

WARD, SUSAN (1863, Steamer)
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