WADE, B.F. (1862, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
2156
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
E.B. Ward, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Original engine reported from Lake Ontario steamer CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON, mounted athwartship to regular screw propeller; later changed to conventional engine
Dimensions
Length:
218'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (old style):
1256.11
Final Disposition
Date:
 Jun 1875
How:
Hull converted to dry dock
History

1863, April Full length cabin added; to run Chicago to Sarnia for

Grand Trunk Lines

1866, April Sold to John Pridgeon, Detroit; to stay on Chicago-Sarnia

run, given new furniture

1869, May Original beam engine replaced with conventionally mounted

steam engine of 40" stroke; other improvements made

1874, November 19 Last voyage as steamer; to be dismantled & made a

barge, machinery to new steamer JOHN PRIDGEON JUNIOR

1875, June Hull sold to Muskegon Boom Company for conversion to dry dock

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

WADE, B.F. (1862, Propeller)
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