- Sail Number Masts
- 203' 8"
- 33' 8"
- Tonnage Old Style
- 925 31/95
- 1000 tons
History and Notes
- 1856, Oct 12 Enrolled Detroit; cost $62,000; chartered to Northern Railway Co., Canada; ran Collingwood, ONT to Chicago, IL; second largest vessel on lakes.
- 1857 Operated by Northwestern Transportation Co.
- 1858, Aug Broke cross head off, Manitou's.
- 1859, Jul Grounded opposite Port Huron in collision with schooner.
- 1860 Ran Detroit to Lake Superior; 870 tons.
- 1860, Aug Ran Chicago to Buffalo.
- 1860, Oct Broke crank pin south of Manitou's; repaired Mackinaw.
- 1863 Repaired.
- 1864 Repaired.
- 1865, Apr 10 Owned E.B. Ward, Detroit & J.C. Wyman, Chicago.
- 1866 Repaired.
- 1866, Apr 21 Owned John B. Pridgeon, Detroit & J.E. Wyman, Chicago; ran Sarnia to Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL.
- 1869, Feb New arch posts, masts, & repairs; Jones shipyard, Detroit, MI.
- 1872 Rebuilt Detroit by John Pridgeon; 1104.5 gross tons; 204 x 34 x 13.8'.
- 1873, Oct 25 Damaged in Lake Huron gale.
- 1874 Extensive repairs.
- 1875, Oct Ashore Bois Blanc Island; released by tug LEVIATHAN.
- 1877, Nov 9 Collision with schooner FLORIDA.
- 1878, May 9 Burned at dock Point Edward (Sarnia), Ont.
- 1878, Nov 29 Raised; towed to Algonac.
- 1879, Sep 25 Owned Benjamin Swartout & Charles Steward, Algonac, MI; rebuilt as schooner barge; 709.19 gross tons at Algonac.
- 1880 False floored.
- 1881, Apr 25 G.J. Jackson, Bay City added as woner with Swartout & Steward; 3 masts; 676.81 net tons.
- 1883 Towed by D. LEVTY; carried lumber.
- 1889, Mar 7 Owned G.K. Jackson et al, Bay City; rebuilt as barge Bay City.
- 1890, Nov Ashore Menominee, MI.
- 1892, Mar 21 Owned Henry N. Loud et al, Au Sable, MI; Huron Transportation Co.
- 1896, Apr 22 Owned John E. Mills et al, Port Huron, MI.
- 1898, May 6 Owned Alexander Hitchcock, Port Clinton, OH; towed by N. MILLS & LELAND.
- 1898, Aug 29 Sunk in collision with whaleback barge 137, Lake St. Clair.
- 1898, Sep 21 Raised.
- 1899, Mar 22 2 masts; 649 gross/590 net tons.
- 1901, Apr 26 Owned Port Clinton Transportation Co., Port Clinton, OH; Alex Hitchcock & Co., 204 x 34 x 12'.
- 1901, May Stranded Charity Islands enroute Lake Superior to Bay City with lumber.
- 1901, Oct 19 Wrecked Lake Superior.
- U.S. Merchant Vessels
- Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
- Peter J. VanderLinden
- Newspaper Clippings
- Lytle List
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
- Emerson H. Knack
- Dossin Gr
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- Date Added/Updated
- 2008-02-23 00:59:50
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