NEWS BOY (1889, Passenger Steamer)
Identification
Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
130432
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Hull Number:
49
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler & Co.
Master Carpenter:
G. F. Williams
Original Owner:
Bay line & Fire boat Co.
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 & 23 x 18", 158hp @ 140rpm engine by Samuel Hodge & Co, Detroit, MI, 1889. 6' x 11', 130# steam, fire box boiler by McKinney Manufacturing Co, Bay City, MI, 1889.
Dimensions
Length:
104.1'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
6.4'
Tonnage (gross):
199.5
Tonnage (net):
112.9
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Boneyard above Belleville, ONT.
Bay of Quinte.
Date:
1913
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1916, May 26 Enrollment surrendered Cape Vincent.
History

1891, Apr 1 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1891, Nov 19 Ashore Escanaba, MI, Lake Michigan.

1894 Chartered by World's Fair Excursion & Transportation Boat Co.

1899 Owned George King, Marine City, MI.

1902, May 29 Owned Duncan J. Clow, Duluth, MN.

1905, Jun Ran Duluth to Fond-du-lac.

1912 Burned Clayton, NY.

1912(?) Owned Thousand Island & River St. Lawrence Transportation Co.

c1913 Abandoned, Brockville, St. Lawrence River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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NEWS BOY (1889, Passenger Steamer)