- Propulsion Type
- 210' 4"
- 32' 4"
- 13' 3"
- Tonnage Old Style
- 860 92/95
- 900 tons
- Final Location
- St. Clair River, near Fawn Island, Canadian side.
- Final Date Month
- Final Date Day
- Final Date Year
- Final How
- Burned in winter quarters.
- Final Notes
- Moored for winter Marine City; caught fire, cut adrift, crossed St. Clair River, grounded on Canadian side, burned to water's edge.
- 1909, Dec 31 Documents surrendered at Detroit, MI.
History and Notes
- 1862, Apr 17 Launched.
- 1864, Apr 9 Owned Western Transportation Co., NY; ran Buffalo-Lake Michigan west shore ports.
- 1864, June 6 Engine broke down, towed to Detroit, given steeple compound engine 25 1/4 & 54 x 39", 500hp @68rpm, from King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY.
- 1865, May 1 Readmeasured, 213.1 x 33 x 12.1; 1115.52 gross tons.
- 1871 Large repairs.
- 1876 Repaired.
- 1877 Collided with schooner HELEN BLOOD in fog, Pt. Huron.
- 1877, Jun Collided with schooner GREENBACK off Belle Isle, Detroit River.
- 1878, '79, '81 Repairs.
- 1879-1892 Ran periodically for Lake Superior Transit Co.
- 1882, Aug 5 Repaired, net tonnage 917.
- 1884, May 10 Owned Western Transit Co., NY.
- 1889 Repaired.
- 1891, Jun Ashore near Erie, PA in fog, heavy seas with passengers & cargo; released, repaired.
- 1894 Ashore near Buffalo, Lake Erie.
- 1898, April 11 Owned Northern Transit Co., Rockport, OH; rebuilt.
- 1898, Sep 12 Stuck on bar Ogdensburg, NY.
- 1902, Apr 2 Owned Barry Brothers Transportation Co., Chicago IL.
- 1902 Rebuilt; ran Chicago, IL-Muskegon, MI.
- 1903 Ran Detroit-Cleveland.
- 1903, Nov 25 Owned Hugh R. Havey, Detroit, MI.
- 1904, Apr 25 Owned Hugh R. Havey & Charles W. Kotcher, Detroit; cabins removed, 987 gross/783 net tons.
- 1905, May 12 Owned Hugh R. Havey, Detroit. Used briefly as floating gambling & pool room; anchored Detroit River near Peche Island on Canadian side.
- 1905, Aug Cut down to lumber carrier Detroit, 213 x 33 x 11.8; 686 gross/482 net tons.
- 1905, Sep 30 Owned Henry Nelson Loud, AuSable, MI; ran to Tonawanda in lumber trade.
- 1906, Jun 2 Tonnage change, 802 gross/494 net tons.
- 1908, Feb 18 Owned Badger State Transportation Co.
- 1909 Owned John G. Doyle (Badger State Transportation Co.?)
- 1909, Dec 6 Burned.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Peter J. VanderLinden
- Newspaper Clippings
- National Archives
- Lytle List
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mer
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- 2008-02-20 14:17:33
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