MESSENGER (1866, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
16654
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
E.M. Peck
Original Owner and Location:
E.M. Peck et al., Cleveland, OH
Ownership Notes:
G.W. Calkins & Sarah H. Lewis.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Crosshead
Propulsion Notes:
Horizontal Crosshead engine by Cuyahoga Steam Boiler Works, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
142'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (gross):
444.57
Tonnage (net):
341.62
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Rogers City, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
11 Nov 1890
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Cedar logs.
Notes:
Caught fire in harbor, allowed to drift out into the lake, burned to water line & sank.
History

1866, Sep 29 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1866, Oct Aground Ballast Island Reef, Lake Erie.

1867, Feb 16 Owned Nathaniel Engelmann, Milwaukee, to run Lake Michigan ports.

1869, Jun Broke wheel, Lake Michigan.

1869, Jul Damaged by collision, Chicago, IL.

1869, Aug Collision with propeller IRONSIDES, Milwaukee.

1869, Sep Aground Milwaukee, Lake Michigan.

1871, Jul 7 Collision with steamer LITTLE ADA at Milwaukee.

1872 Chartered by Michigan Central Railway to run Sheboygan, WI - Pentwater, MI.

1873, Jan/Feb Caught in ice off Muskegon, Michigan, for 54 days.

1875, Mar 1 Owned John H. Graham et al, Benton Harbor, MI; ran Chicago - Saint Joseph, MI.

1880, Mar 16 Owned Graham & Morton Transportation Co, Benton Harbor.

1883, Apr 13 Owned Charles R. Smith et al, Cheboygan, MI; readmeasured 444.57 gross & 341.62 net tons; ran Grand Haven - Manistique, Green Bay, Cheboygan, Mackinac City, Saint Ignace & Sault Ste. Marie.

1888 Owned Margaret Zengerle et al, AuSable, MI.

1888, Jun 7 Rebuilt to steam barge, readmeasured, one deck, one mast, 136.2 x 29.2 x 9.4', 288.58 gross & 224.09 net tons.

1889, Apr 19 Owned John Stevenson et al, Detroit.

1890, Nov 11 Burned at Rogers City, MI, Lake Huron.

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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MESSENGER (1866, Propeller)