MICHIGAN (1833, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1833
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: 6 staterooms, 30 berths, ladies' cabin 16 - berths, dining room richly paneled & gilded.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Oliver Newberry
Master Carpenter:
Fairbanks Church
Original Owner:
Oliver Newberry
Ownership Notes:
Lake Michigan Steamboat Co, James Abbot, president.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 40 x 87", 80hp vertical beam engines, Silas Battell, Buffalo, NY by Detroit Iron Works. 28' wheels. The 2 independent engines made handling difficult.
Dimensions
Length:
145'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (old style):
472 73/95
Capacity:
600 passengers
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI.
Date:
  1854
How:
Broken up.
History

Length overall 156'; beam over the guards 53'.

Largest steamer on the Lakes; "Queen of the Lakes".

1833, Apr 27 Launched; ran Buffalo, NY & Green Bay, WI.

1833, Sep 30 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1834 13 day, 2,000 mile excursion tour to Mackinack, MI, Green Bay, WI & other Lake Michigan ports.

1835, Sep Stranded & released, Detroit River.

1835, Oct 19 Collision with schooner INDEPENDENCE, Black River.

1840, Jun 12 Carried 1,270 passengers in 1 trip to convention at Perrysburg.

1840, Oct 3 Stranded near Buffalo, NY.

1841 Abandoned; dismantled.

1842 In ordinary all summer.

Before 1847 in a list of steamboats "broken up"

1853 - 54 engines to R.R. ELLIOTT.

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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