MILWAUKEE (1859, Steamer)
Identification
Year of Build:
1859
Official Number:
16619
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Frames diagonally braced with iron.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Mason & Bidwell
Master Carpenter:
Andrew S. Mason
Original Owner and Location:
Julius Morris, Buffalo
Power
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
60 x 12' vertical beam engine, 1000 hp at 15-18 rpm, Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, NY. 23.5 x 10', 2 up returned tubular boilers, Shepard Iron Works. 34' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
239'
Beam:
34' 4"
Depth:
12' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
1039 31/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of north pier, Grand Haven.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
9 Oct 1868
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Passengers & general freight.
History

1859 Launched; ran Milwaukee, WI - Grand Haven, MI.

1859, Aug 22 Enrolled Milwaukee, owned Lake Michigan Transit Co.

1859, Nov 28 Aground Grand Haven, Lake Michigan; repaired, Chicago, IL.

1861 Upper cabins added by Shearer Brothers, Detroit.

1862, May 30 Struck pier, Milwaukee.

1865, Sep 7 Readmeasured, Detroit, 240' x 58' x 12.5', 880.58 gross tons.

1866, Nov 26 Collision with propeller LAC LABELLE above Lake St. Clair; repaired Detroit.

1868, Oct 9 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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MILWAUKEE (1859, Steamer)