PEARL (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Official Number:
19685
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Eber B. Ward et al, Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Samuel Ward, Newport.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
24' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
184'
Beam:
21' 1"
Depth:
7' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
251 30/95
Final Disposition
Date:
  1870
How:
Abandoned.
History

Ran on St. Clair River durning entire career except for excursions to Lake Erie Islands.

1851, Jun 22 First enrolled Detroit, MI.

1854 Owned Stephen Clement, Detroit.

1855 Owned Rodney S. Whitcomb, Detroit.

1856 Owned Peter Yound & trustee, Detroit.

1858 Owned Edward Shepard et al, Detroit.

1861 Owned Sidney Shepard et al, Buffalo, NY.

1862, Apr Owned Edward Shepard, Detroit.

1862 Owned John Anderson et al, Richmond, MI.

1863 Large repairs.

1865 Owned John Henderson et al, Cleveland, OH.

1865, May 18 Readmeasured, Detroit; 165 x 20.58 x 7.83'; 314.7 gross tons.

1865, Aug 3 Raced & lost to REINDEER on Detroit River in much publicized contest.

1867, Dec Machinery removed & into DOVE.

1868 Engine reportedly into METROPOLIS.

1869 Dismantled & made into a barge; reportedly sold Canadian.

1870 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

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PEARL (1851, Steamer)