1856                                        Montgomery                                       1901

Wooden Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Newport MI by

210’ LOA, 204’ LBP, 34’ beam, 14’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired  boiler, low pressure engine,

Enrolled at Detroit MI Oct 10, 1856 (#117)
203’8” x 33’8” x 13’, 995 31/95 tons     to:
E. B. Ward, Detroit MI (home port Newport MI)

Sold 1858 to Solomon Gardner, Detroit MI (home port to Detroit MI)

Error discovered 1860 in former measurement
Remeasured to 203’4” x 33’7” x 12’6”, 810 80/95 tons (home port back to Newport MI)

Remeasured 1865 under Act of May 6, 1865 (new measuring rules) to 204.0 x 34.0 x 13.8, 1104.05 tons

Sold 1866 to John Pridgeon Detroit MI and J. O. Nyman, Chicago IL

Burned June 10, 1878.  Caught fire at her dock at Point Edward ON, St. Clair River.  Towed to the middle of the river, set loose, drifted to shore and burned out. 

Hull sold to Benjamin Swartout (2/3) and Charles Stewart (1/3), Algonac MI and rebuilt to barge
Remeasured to 709.19 GT (676.81 NT 1882)

Sold 1892 to Huron Transportation Co., Au Sable MI, H. N. Loud, Mgr

Sold 1892 to John E. Mills, Port Huron MI

Sunk Aug 29, 1898 in collision with barge 137 in St. Clair River.  137 towed by str Alexander McDougall.   Raised, towed to Detroit MI, repaired and returned to service for previous owner.
Remeasured to 649 GT, 590 NT

Foundered Oct 19, 1901 near Crisp Point, west of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.  Downbound with a cargo of lumber towed by str. Leland, sprang leak in storm and became waterlogged.  Crew rescued by Leland.  Barge driven on Crisp Point and broke up.

See history in Scanner Midsummer 1981 (#103)







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