Amazon (wooden)

1873                                      Amazon                                    1879

Wooden twin screw Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Trenton MI by William R. Linn
Launched May 1, 1873

240’ LOA, 225’ LBP, 40’ beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 fore and aft compound engines,

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 20, 1873 (#195)
230.1 x 39.8 x 19.8, 1406.87 tons     US 105252     to:
Northwestern Transportation Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)
Built for package freight service across Lake Michigan between Grand Haven MI and Milwaukee WI

Passenger cabins added 1875 when chartered to Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad Co. (operated over same route by the Engleman Line)

Wrecked Oct 28, 1879 on the south pier, Grand Haven MI in heavy storm.  Entering port with 900 tons of freight and 68 passengers from Milwaukee WI.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrenderd June 30, 1881.  Engines salvaged and installed in M. M. Drake of 1882 and Susan E. Peck of 1886.






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