Date Built: 1886 Builders: D. Lester, Marine City

Construction: Sidewheel packet freighter

Owners: S. Gardner et al.

Dimentions: 192x28x11, 695 t.

Cargo: Shingles, Fish


Location: South of Alcona

Depth: 12'

Date of Loss: Aug 30, 1880

Loss of Life: 9 to 20

Type of Loss: Fire

GPS: N44 43.490 W83 17.188
Co-ordinates are informational only, they maybe inaccurate and should

She caught fire while downbound. She was seen to be ablaze from Harrisville, MI, from whence the tugs VULCAN & GRAYLING rushed to her rescue. They and the Sturgeon Point Lifesaving crew saved most of those aboard, but could do nothing for the ship, and she was a total loss. Her boiler was reported to still be visible above water in 1950's, according to local sources.

1866 Enrolled Detroit, MI.
1867, Apr 8 Converted to sidewheel steamer, 695.89 gross tons; ran Detroit - Mackinac; US16447.
1868, Oct 3 Owned River & Lakeshore Steamboat Line, Detroit. MI.
1873, Apr 14 Owned David & Mary Gallagher, Detroit.
1875, Apr 19 Owned Michigan Transportation Co, Marine City, MI.
1880, Aug 29 Burned, Lake Huron.

Sources: Swayze, Labadie, MacKay