1850                                  Ocean                                                1873

Wooden sidewheel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Newport MI by Eber Ward
Keel laid May 1849;  launched

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

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 25, 1850 (#26)
245’4” x 33’6” x 13’3”, 1052 31/95 tons     to:
Eber B. Ward, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1850 operating for the Michigan Central Railroad between Buffalo NY and Detroit MI

Sold 1856 to Solomon Gardner 5/6 and Charles Blodgett 1/6

Operated for Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co. between Detroit MI and Cleveland OH

Sold 1862 to F. S. Ayers ½, Charles G. Larned ¼ and E. Wiswal ¼, Troy NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Rebuilt to sloop at Detroit MI.  Engine installed in Morning Star, building at Trenton MI
Remeasured to 244’ x 33’6” x 13’3”, 978 33/95 tons

Home port to Port Austin MI 1864

Remeasured 1865 under Act of May 6, 1864 (new measuring rules) to 245.5 x 36.4 x 12.8, 578.20 tons     US 53063 

Foundered 1873 on Tawas Bay, Lake Huron






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