Southern Michigan

1852                                 Southern Michigan                            1863

Wooden sidewheel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Buffalo NY by Bidwell & Banta

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

Enrolled at Buffalo NY May 19, 1852 (Temp #B)
300’9” x 36’11” x 13’7”, 1470 54/95 tons     to:
Michigan Southern Rail Road Co.,

In service with sister vessel Northern Indiana between Buffalo NY and Monroe MI

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY June 1, 1853 (#89)

Home port to Michigan (sic) 1855

Laid up late in the 1857 season at Monroe MI because of the Panic of 1857.  By the time the economy recovered, the railroad lines around Lake Erie had been completed and the large vessels of her type were no longer needed.







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