GENERAL GRATIOT (1831, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1831
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Augustus Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Francis J. Browning, Port Huron, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
84'
Beam:
15' 3"
Depth:
4'  1/2"
Tonnage (old style):
45
Final Disposition
How:
Abandoned
History

Suspect build place was Michigan, not Ohio

1831 May 18 Launched; first steamer in Detroit & Saint Clair river

service

June 6 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan; second steamer ever enrolled

there; ran Detroit to Port Huron three times per week.

June 16 First trip Fort Gratiot, Mount Clemens, Monroe & Maumee.

1833 Rebuilt & enlarged 113'6" x 14'7" x 3' 63 tons, one deck, high

pressure engine

1833-39 Four enrollments Detroit, Michigan

1841 Abandoned

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

GENERAL GRATIOT (1831, Steamer)
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GENERAL GRATIOT (1831, Steamer)