Rice, R. N.

1867                                       R. N. Rice                                    1888


Wooden sidewheel passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Detroit MI by Campbell, Owen & Co., Hull 20
Launched Oct 27, 1866

1 deck, coal-fired boilers, vertical beam engine,

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 15, 1867 (#76)
238.7 x 32.6 x 13.2, 1096.94 tons     US 21191     to:
John Owen et al., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Sold 1868 to Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co., Detroit MI

Caught fire June 10, 1877 at her dock at the foot of Shelby St. Detroit MI.  Cabine destroyed.  Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Sold 1877 to Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit MI

Reduced to barge
Remeasured to 622.02 tons (592.80 NT 1882)

Sold 1880 to Charles Bewick 2/3 and Andrew W. and William B. Comstock 1/6 each, Detroit MI

Sold fall 1880 to R. R. Hifford, Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Sold 1885 to Bridget O’Day, Buffalo NY

Foundered Oct 1, 1888 four miles north of Holland MI, Lake Michigan.  Sprang leak Sept 30 and abandoned by crew.  Downbound with cargo of lumber, towed by str. Huron City.  Drifted ashore Oct 1.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 31, 1888.






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