CITY OF DRESDEN (1872, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
126197
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Walkerville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger vessel.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Henry Jenkins
Original Owner and Location:
Weston & Watson, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
93'
Beam:
23.2'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (gross):
132
Tonnage (net):
76
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Port Rowan, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
18 Nov 1922
How:
Driven ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
Illegal liquor.
Notes:
Crew rescued by 2 local women.
History

Ran Detroit - Wallaceburg & Dresden; at one time regular service to Amherstburg & Pelee Island.

1872, Apr 20 Launched at Walkerville, ONT, opposite Detroit.

1873 Owned Capt. Weston, Windsor, ONT.

1875 129 gross / 65 net tons.

1877 93 x 21 x 8.9; 193 gross / 123 net tons.

1915 Rebuilt; 195 gross / 124 net tons; 15" & 26" cylinders by 18" stroke fore & aft engine, 200hp at 110rpm by J. Doty Engine Co., Toronto, ONT(1892); 1 firebox boiler 7' x 14' at 127# steam.

1922 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CITY OF DRESDEN (1872, Propeller)