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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection


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Original name: Alpena

Ship owner: Albert E. Goodrich; Ward and Gardner

Ship builder: Gallagher, Marine City, Michigan

Engine builder: Machlem Iron Works, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

Engine re-builder: Detroit Locomotive Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1866

Year engine built: 1845

Final disposition: Sank in Lake Michigan, bound Grand Haven to Chicago, October 16, 1880. 73 lives lost.

Notes:

Built 1866-1867.  Engines from Forester of 1854 and London of 1845.  Engines built by Machlem Iron Works, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, 1845.  Rebuilt in 1854 by Detroit Locomotive Works.

Remarks:

Owners:

1) Ward and Gardner, Marine City, Michigan

2) Albert E. Goodrich, Chicago, Illinois

Registry number: US. 404

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, sidewheel

Contributor(s): Detroit Locomotive Works; Gallagher

Height: 12 ft.

Width: 26.8 ft.

Length: 197 ft.

Stroke length: 132 in.

Gross tonnage: 635

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Vertical beam

Piston 1: 44 in.

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