BENTON (1867, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
2145
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: "passenger"
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Hitchcock & Gibson
Original Owner and Location:
John T. Edwards, St. Joseph, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
146.6'
Beam:
28.1'
Depth:
8.7'
Tonnage (gross):
418.75
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ford Plant, River Rouge, Detroit, MI.
Date:
1 Aug 1909
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Wood, auto parts.
Notes:
1910, Mar 10 Documents surrendered Detroit, MI.
History

1867, Apr 20 Owned John T. Edwards, St. Joseph, MI, ran Chicago-St. Joseph & Benton Harbor.

1867, Oct Ran Chicago, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Pere Marquette.

1868, Apr 21 Owned Lake Michigan Transportation Co., St. Joseph.

1868, Aug Overhauled.

1869, May 31 Owned Jonah Richards, Manitowoc, WI, ran Chicago - Marquette.

1870, Apr 20 Owned Benton Harbor & Chicago Transportation Co., Benton Harbor, MI.

1870, Oct 13 Owned River & Lake Shore Steam Boat Line, Detroit, ran Toledo - Saginaw.

1871, Aug Owned Charles A. Chamberlain et al, Detroit, MI.

1872, Oct Ashore Tawas City, MI.

1874 New Deck.

1875, Mar Overhauled, new stack, ran Cleveland, Detroit, Mackinac.

1876 Ran Detroit, Goderich, Bay City, Cleveland.

1877, Jul 30 Owned Jeptha C. Wade, Detroit.

1877, Aug 29 Owned Cleveland & Saginaw Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH.

1879, May Broke wheel, Tawas, MI; towed to & repaired at Port Huron.

1880, Mar Made steambarge, Cleveland; one deck, 232.7 gross tons.

1880, Apr 8 Owned Joseph C. & A. Gilchrist, Vermilion, OH,

1880, Oct Overhauled.

1881, Mar 21 Owned E. J. Vance et al, Bay City, MI.

1883, Apr 25 Rebuilt, 152 x 28.1 x 9.1; 304.78 gross / 159.42 net tons, 1 mast.

1886 New boiler 9' 2" x 14', 110# steam, built Variety Iron Works, Cleveland; steel arches added.

1891, Feb 10 Owned William E. Pierce et al, Bay City.

1893 New engine, steeple compound 19 & 38 x 30"; 350hp @ 95rpm; built Marine Iron Works, Bay City.

1896 Rebuilt

1904, Apr 28 Owned C. C. Baumhart, Vermilion, OH.

1904, Sep 28 Owned W. L. Willoughby & Richard Baker, Vermilion.

1906, Oct Ashore North Bass Island, Lake Erie.

1907, Dec 30 Owned Adelaide M. Jex, Toledo, OH.

1908, Mar 23 Owned H. N. Jex, Toledo, OH.

1908, Apr 27 Owned Elmer E. Calvert & Reinhart F. Kunze, Detroit.

1909, Aug 1 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Great Lakes Register
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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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BENTON (1867, Propeller)