MUSKEGON (1871, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
90466
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
G.S. Rand
Original Owner and Location:
Goodrich Transportation Company, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from steamer ORION, wrecked at Grand Haven, MI, 1870.
Dimensions
Length:
193.7'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
618.21
Tonnage (net):
485.65
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Manitowoc, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
22 Sep 1896
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Wrecked in drydock at Milwaukee, September 22, 1896, slipped off blocks & broke her back. Towed to Manitowoc, dismantled in 1905 & abandoned.
History

1871, May Launched at Manitowoc, WI, ran Goodrich Line in passenger service on Lake Michigan.

1871, Aug 23 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; on Chicago, Muskegon & Grand Haven route.

1881 On Chicago, Green Bay & Escanaba run.

1882 Ran Chicago, Milwaukee & West Shore.

1889 Ran Green Bay, Escanaba, Menominee & Manistique.

1892 Ran Manitowoc - Chicago during World's Fair.

1893, Jun 11 Machinery broken at Chicago; repaired.

1895, Feb 8 662.2 gross / 485.65 net tons.

1896 Ran West Shore, Lake Michigan.

1896, Sep 22 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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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