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


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.



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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