CITY OF DRESDEN (1872, Propeller)
Identification
Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
126197
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Walkerville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger vessel.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Henry Jenkins
Original Owner and Location:
Weston & Watson, Detroit, MI
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
93'
Beam:
23.2'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (gross):
132
Tonnage (net):
76
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Port Rowan, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
18 Nov 1922
How:
Driven ashore in storm.
Final Cargo:
Illegal liquor.
Notes:
Crew rescued by 2 local women.
History

Ran Detroit - Wallaceburg & Dresden; at one time regular service to Amherstburg & Pelee Island.

1872, Apr 20 Launched at Walkerville, ONT, opposite Detroit.

1873 Owned Capt. Weston, Windsor, ONT.

1875 129 gross / 65 net tons.

1877 93 x 21 x 8.9; 193 gross / 123 net tons.

1915 Rebuilt; 195 gross / 124 net tons; 15" & 26" cylinders by 18" stroke fore & aft engine, 200hp at 110rpm by J. Doty Engine Co., Toronto, ONT(1892); 1 firebox boiler 7' x 14' at 127# steam.

1922 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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CITY OF DRESDEN (1872, Propeller)