MICHIGAN (1847, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1847
Official Number:
50156
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Oliver Newberry
Master Carpenter:
Burton S. Goodsell
Original Owner and Location:
Oliver Newberry, Detroit
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
28' sidewheels.
Dimensions
Length:
190'
Beam:
27.8'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (old style):
642 41/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Between Madison & Conneaut, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Oct 1868
How:
Storm.
Notes:
In tow of tug JOHN PRINDIVILLE, broke towline in storm & came ashore at Erie, PA; broke up.
History

For 16 years, carried immigrants & freight from Buffalo, NY - Detroit, MI & Green Bay, WI.

1846, Oct 3 Launched.

1847, May 22 Enrolled Detroit.

1848, Aug 28 Broke cylinderhead, walking beam near Barcelona, NY; towed to port by propeller DELAWARE.

1848, Sep 4 Damaged in collision, Milwaukee River, WI.

1851, Dec 16 Damaged in Lake Erie gale at Dunkirk.

1852, Nov 6 Disabled in gale off Chagrin River, Lake Erie; towed by U.S.S. MICHIGAN to Cleveland, OH.

1853 New 41 x 120" beam engine, Detroit Iron Works; old engine went into ORION (1866).

1855, Dec Damag at Port Colborne, Lake Erie.

1856, Dec Damaged in gale, Lake Erie.

1857, May 14 Sank after collision with wreck of GOLDEN GATE at Erie, PA harbor entrance, cargo flour; raised May 18; repaired.

1857, May Collision with schooner PALESTINE off Lexington, MI, Lake Huron.

1857, Sep 24 Towed to Milwaukee, WI, disabled.

1861, Apr 23 Owned H.N. Newberry et al, Detroit.

1861, Jun 4 Collision with & sunk schooner STORM KING.

1862 Owned O.N. Edgerton.

1863, Nov Wrecked near Green Bay, WI.

1863 Owned W.J. Crandall.

1863, Apr 25 Owned Lake Superior Forwarding Co, Harvey, MI & Chicago, IL.

1864 Owned N. Pratt, Chicago.

1864 Enrolled Chicago.

1865 Owned Albert Goodrich; dismantled at Stephen Gates Shipyard, Manitowoc, WI; engines to ORION (1866); later to MUSKEGON in 1870.

1866, May Enrolled; barge; 197.7 x 30 x 10.8',493.89 gross tons.

1866, Aug 31 Owned James M. Ballentine et al, Detroit.

1868, Oct 30 Broke up in storm.

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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