CHALLENGE (1853, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William Dixon
Original Owner and Location:
Strong & Hart, et. al., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Machinery DeGraff & Kendrick, Detroit, MI
Dimensions
Length:
197' 5"
Beam:
28'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (old style):
665
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Cheboygan, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
22 Jun 1853
How:
Sunk by boiler explosion.
Final Cargo:
Pork barrels, oats, highwines, hams.
Notes:
Bound Chicago - Buffalo, explosion blew stern off, vessel burned & sank; crew & passengers rescued by schooner NORTH STAR; 5 lost.
History

1853, Apr 16 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1853, May 23 Maiden trip Detroit - Buffalo, NY.

1853, Jun 22 Exploded.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Great Lakes News
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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CHALLENGE (1853, Propeller)