WELCOME (1878, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
80675
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fort Howard, WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A.J. Johnson
Master Carpenter:
Simon Vaughn
Original Owner and Location:
Henry W. Hart, et.al., Green Bay, Wisconsin
Ownership Notes:
Served passenger & freight trades on the Fox River & Green Bay
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
120'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
98.15
Tonnage (net):
74.15
Capacity:
235,000 feet lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Charlevoix, Michigan, Lake Michigan
Date:
16 Nov 1903
How:
Stranded, storm
Final Cargo:
none
Notes:
2 miles west of harbor at South Point
History

1882, September 4 Ashore 6 miles north of Sturgeon Bay; repaired

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1885, November - 1886, April 7 Repairs at Saugatuck, Michigan;

sidewheels propelled by 2 engines, 15 x 52", overhauled

1893 Rebuilt as propeller at Fort Howard, Wisconsin by Carlton C.

Fowles, master carpenter; 2 decks, 1 mast, 120 x 25 x 8,

306.15/239.32, engine HPNC, 18.5 x 20", 225hp, 125rpm by Phoenix

Iron Works, Port Huron, Michigan (or 24 x 26" by Filer & Stowel,

Milwaukee), one firebox boiler, 6 x 14', 90 pounds steam from

D.Davis Boiler Works, Milwaukee

1896 Rebuilt as excursion steamer by removal of cabins

1899, April 18 Owned Hart Steamboat Line, Green Bay, Wisconsin

1900 Rebuilt as steambarge at Manitowoc, Wisconsin (or Green Bay);

222 gross/140 net tons

1900, March 23 Owned Joseph Eggers, et.al., Two Rivers, Wisconsin

1901, February 9 Owned John Eggers, et.al.

1902, May 27 Owned Joseph Eggers, et.al.; 114 x 30 x 9, 164 x 134 tons

1903, December 16 Stranded, Charlevoix, Michigan

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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