- Original Owner
- US Topographical Engineers
- Engine Type
- High Pressure (including HPNC)
History and Notes
- First iron vessel ever on Great Lakes, assembled Buffalo, NY.
- 1843 December 21 First launched.
- 1844 October 18 Aground Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie; got off.
- 1845 Rebuilt as sidewheel steamer; 97 x 18.6 x 8; 130 old style tons. Renamed SURVEYOR.
- 1845 - 1878 Surveyed upper Lakes harbors for U.S. Government.
- 1878 Sold out of US Government service.
- 1878, Apr 5 Crockett McElroy, St. Clair renamed JULIA, US75987 100 x 18.2 x 8.2, 102.59 gross tons, passenger steamer on St. Clair, River, MI.
- 1882, Jun 9 CR. Freyberg, Sheboygan, WI 105.59 gross tons & 51.30 net tons, rafting tug (sidewheel).
- 1888, Oct 26 Abandoned at Sheboygan, "unfit for service", sunk in outer harbor.
- Steamship Historical Society of America
- Newspaper Clippings
- Maritime History of the Great Lakes
- List of Merchant Vessels of the United States
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
- H.G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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- Date Added/Updated
- 2008-02-20 11:31:32
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This image is now available from the Alpena County Public Library Great Lakes Maritime Collection site. This MLibrary collection will be retired on April 16, 2018.
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