- 210' 10.5"
- 32' 4"
- 13' 2.5"
- Tonnage Old Style
- 860 83/95
History and Notes
- Sister - BADGER STATE.
- 1862, Apr 5 Launched.
- 1862, May 3 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo - Chicago, IL on People's Line for 40 yrs.
- 1864, Apr 13 Owned Western Transportation Co., became Western Transit Co. in 1884.
- 1865, Apr 25 Readmeasured 212 x 32.7 x 12.7; 1116.53 gross tons; 2 decks; 1 mast.
- 1868, Feb Received fore & aft compound engine.
- 1868, Aug 8 Collided with & sank schooner DUNDENBURG on Lake Huron off thumb area.
- 1870, Jun 6 Collided with & sank propeller WABASH off Port Huron; repaired.
- 1879 Rebuilt.
- 1880's Ran Buffalo, NY - Duluth, MN.
- 1882, Aug 5 962 net tons.
- 1883, Oct Grounded Stag Island near Port Huron.
- 1884 Owned J. Allen Jr., Buffalo, NY.
- 1887 Repaired.
- 1890 Repaired - rebottomed.
- 1891, Jul 17 Stranded AuSable reef; pulled free 5 days later.
- 1894, Oct Grounded Sugar Island.
- 1898, Apr 11 Owned Northern Transit Co., Cleveland, OH; repaired & recaulked.
- 1900, Jul 7 Grounded Little Sturgeon in heavy fog.
- 1901 Owned George Hansheer, Cleveland, OH.
- 1902, Apr 1 Owned Barry Brothers Transportation Co., Chicago, IL; ran Chicago - Muskegon, MI.
- 1902 Extensive repairs Manitowoc, WI; ran Chicago, IL - Green Bay, WI.
- 1903 Ran Detroit, MI - Cleveland, OH.
- 1903, Sep 19 Laid up for libel proceeding by American Shipbuilding Co.
- 1903, Oct 20 Sold in receivership to F.H. Riebenach, Alpena, MI.
- 1903, Oct 29 Owned John McCoy, Milwaukee, WI.
- 1903, Nov 3 Owned Barry Brothers Transportation Co., Chicago, IL; ran Chicago, IL - Milwaukee, WI.
- 1904 Received steeple compound engine 24 + 54 x 39 by H.G. Trout, Buffalo.
- 1906, Dec 25 Burned at dock, Chicago, IL.
- 1907 Dismantled Muskegon, MI.
- 1908, May 12 Owned Bennett & Schnorrbach, Muskegon, MI.
- 1908 Rebuilt as barge by Leatham D. Smith, Sturgeon Bay, WI; 1 deck; no masts; 637 gross & net tons.
- 1911, Sep Owned Soren Termanson, Sturgeon Bay.
- 1911 Owned Sturgeon Bay Stone Co.
- 1916, Mar 18 Abandoned Sturgeon Bay, WI.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- U.S. Merchant Vessels
- Newspaper Clippings
- National Archives
- Lytle List
- John O. Greenwood
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Great Lakes Register
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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- Date Added/Updated
- 2008-02-21 10:21:39
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