- Tonnage Old Style
- 326 32/95
History and Notes
- 1864, Jul 9 Enrolled Chicago, IL; ran with CHICAGO & DUNLAP.
- 1865, Apr 6 Readmeasured 139.75' x 28.7' x 8.42'; 409.5 gross tons.
- 1866, May 4 139.58 x 28.58 x 8.33, 409 gross / 351 net tons; ran Marquette - Hancock, MI.
- 1869 Owned J.E. Stevens, St. Joseph, MI; ran Chicago - St. Joseph & Muskegon, MI.
- 1869, Apr Aground & damaged St. Joseph, MI.
- 1869, Jun Broke wheel at Chicago.
- 1869, Sep Broke wheel, Benton Harbor, MI, Lake Michigan.
- 1870, Dec 8 Sold to C. Kirby & Co., Menominee, MI; cut down to a rafting & wrecking tug; ran Chicago, Milwaukee & Menominee, MI.
- 1871 Cabins removed, repaired, ran Chicago - East Shore ports towing SONORA & ELLEN WILLIAMS; owned N.W.R.R. Co., Chicago.
- 1871 Owned I.W. or S.M. Stephenson et al, Menominee.
- 1872, Aug Collision with schooner JOSEPHINE LAWRENCE two miles south of Two Creeks.
- 1874, May Broke wheel on Lake Michigan.
- 1874, Nov Arrived Chicago, leaking badly.
- 1877, Aug 3 Sank schooner GRACE A. SHANNON at Racine, WI; major reconstruction.
- 1878, Mar 26 Owned Kirby-Carpenter Co., et al, Menominee.
- 1879, Nov 4 Collision with schooner ORPHAN BOY in Sheoygan, WI harbor.
- 1880 Towed BUTCHER BOY, STEPHENSON & T.J. BRONSON.
- 1881, Mar 26 409.5 / 351.42 tons.
- 1882 Towed BUTCHER BOY, PLANET & URANUS on Lake Michigan.
- 1883 To run between Chicago & Menominee.
- 1886 Passenger / freight ran on Green Bay, Cheboygan, Escanaba & Chicago.
- 1888 Owned Marquette, MI.
- 1888 First steamer to initiate direct service Milwaukee, WI - Muskegon, MI, resulting from arrival of railroads at Muskegon.
- 1888, Jan Ran into & sank steamer VAN RAALTE.
- 1888, Jul Overhauled for passenger & freight traffic between Muskegon & Milwaukee.
- 1888, Aug 2 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI; owned Leon G. Smith, et al, Muskegon.
- 1889 Sold to Pillow, et al, Muskegon; made single screw, 288hp engine, 1 engine removed.
- 1889 - 90 Rebuilt by Milwaukee Shipyard Co. (or by Swain Wrecking Co.) as a wrecking tug.
- 1890, Feb 25 Enrolled Detroit (or Hamtramck) MI; stationed at Cheboygan, MI.
- 1891 Owned Parker & Millen Co., Detroit, managers for Swain Wrecking Co.
- 1892, Sep Released the freighter NESHOTA from Keweenaw Point.
- 1902, Jan 27 Owned A.A. Parker et al, Detroit.
- 1902, Feb 7 Enrolled Duluth, MN; owned Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH (listed under Union Towing & Wrecking Co., Duluth, a subsidiary?).
- 1907, Jan 9 Fire; St. Ignace, MI. Lake Huron.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- U.S. Merchant Vessels
- Newspaper Clippings
- National Archives
- Lytle List
- List of Merchant Vessels of the United States
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Great Lakes Register
- Enrollments, U.S. Na
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