CITY OF ALPENA

Date Built: 1874
Construction: Wooden Steam Tug
Owners: George Colwell Builders: New Jerusalem, OH
Dimensions: 72x17x10, 76 t. Cargo:

Condition: Upside down with massive 8' prop still attached.

Location: South of Black River, MI

Depth: 10'

Date of Loss: August 9, 1880

Lat/Lon:

Type of Loss: Fire

Loran:

Loss of Life: None

GPS: 44 47.301' /083 17.447'

Co-ordinates are informational only, they maybe inaccurate and should
NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES!
Document surrendered at Port Huron, Sep 30, 1880, annotated "burned, total loss."
All salvageable upper works were removed long ago.
She lies 600' off shore, surrounded by a 1-3' deep shoal dropping off to 10' at the site. Spme approaches have large boulders the size of pickup trucks in 7-10'

Sources: Swayze, Johnson