The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 12, 1873


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MARINE
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New Tonnage
The following new tonnage came upon the lakes during the navigation of 1873, numbering a total of fifty steamers, against twenty-seven last year, and of sail craft and all others not steam, one hundred and fifty-two, an increase over last year of one hundred. No attention has been paid to steam or sail craft under 100 tons in the enumeration below exhibited. In a few instances the tonnage, as may be seen, has been estimated, the figures not being at command.
STEAMERS, PROPELLERS AND OTHER STEAM CRAFT
NamesTonnage
Amazon1,405
D. Ballantine972
W. H. Barnum937
D. W. Rust884
Sovereign450
Vienna745
Geneva741
A. A. Turner309
B. Chamberlin891
Jarvis Lord770
Manitowoc520
Muskegon619
Corona470
Flora Webster305
L. W. Crane101
Saginaw707
Sheboygan623
F. Kelly236
Arabia1,200
Leland,est. 500
M. F. Merrick206
Mary Mills119
Nahant909
Superior586
D. M. Wilson757
Gladiator270
Swallow288
Minneapolis1,072
O. Townsend817
Anna Smith636
Mocking Bird142
Oconto505
Fletcher400
Scotia1,400
Lake Erie450
Africa480
Egyptian1,085
J. W. Snook220
Tecumseh610
Prussia450
Depere760
California450
Asia409
Garden City352
Chicago600
Chauncey Hurlburt800
Ontario900
SAIL CRAFT AND BARGES
S. H. Foster720
Dan Lyons317
Buckeye State516
W. S. Crosthwaite673
B. F. Bruce729
Magellan400
Marengo650
S. L. Andrews400
Typo380
O.M Bond315
R. Doud455
Verona728
Genoa730
Bessie Smith723
Scotia500
Acton291
Argonaut1118
Eureka330
Elma400
Hattie400
St. Peter250
Atlanta317
Mineral State294
Lena Johnson229
Kate Winslow736
N. McGilora429
M. R. Warner690
O. Cromwell292
R. Simmons203
Shawnee511
Sandusky571
C. M. Ryan411
Arundel210
E. C. Hutchinson736
Lady McDonald328
Craftsman318
Fellowcraft328
Gleniffer400
C. O. D.283
Blazing Star279
Belle Brown300
Itasca600
Lucerne300
Schuylkill800
John Bentley650
American118
A. B. Moore1009
B. B. Buckhout351
F. J. Dunford273
J. H. Butler397
Scotia No. 2175
North Cape425
Erie Belle319
E. G. McVea, est500
Ida Keith, est.400
Grace Channon320
Gulnare400
Jas. Wade271
John Martin200
J. M. Hutchinson1150
Two Friends310
Laura348
J. B. Merrill348
Acota240
Twilight236
Wabash410
Mary Copely200
Mystic Star319
W. H. Dunham200
C. C. Barnes713
J. R. Benson375
H. C. Richards430
City of Woodstock300
J. E. Sparrow288
W. C. Crippen320
Nimrod600
Ellen Spear790
Niagara600
Alleghany500
Samona287
Grantham287
Thistle400
D. H. Keys190
G. M. Neelon380
North Star300
Wahwahnoch, est310
Pulaski312
Geo. B. Sloan313
Queen City700
Geo. G. Houghton400
Lyman Moss, est350
J. A. McDougall, est.600
Norway, est.500
John O'Neill791
Oliver Mowatt380
Cheney Ames450
F. B. Stockbridge382
India315
America341
Henry Folger326
Belle Cash375
Uranus524
Onward363
H. A. Kent771
C. B. Jones498
Conneaut239
Journeyman235
City of Grand Rapids226
A. S. Marsh114
J. F. Johnson448
Mantunee, est.600
J. H. Rutter, est.1,300
Marietta, est.600
L. A. Burton215
Keller & Turner220
Geo. Murray600
Duncan City210
J. B. Kitchen287
C. S. Young382
Wells Burt756
Sam Cook318
H. B. Moore228
H. F. Judd390
C. H. Weeks324
J. S. Sparrow264
Four Brothers196
China230
Red Wing600
G. Pfister, est.530
Avondale, est.250
W. B. Beals400
Star200
H. M. Scovel250
C. B. Benson237
Santiago800
Hebe231
J. C. Jenkins317
Admiral258
W. B. Phelps297
N. Gardner585
C. Crawford296
Iosco230
Rhoda Stewart323
Winslow169
Hartford321
Helvetia600
Chas. Lulang, est.320
Antelope, est.380
Ironton600
C. H. Burton360
J. DeCondrees145
Saveland480
Three Brothers365
RECAPITULATION
Total63,096
Steam tonnage30,793
Grand total tonnage 93,816
LOSS OF TONNAGE IN 1873.
The following comprises the lost tonnage of 1873, included in which are several which may eventually be rescued and restored to service. A considerable number, however, were old craft and were well rid of, for humanity's sake, at least:
LOST STEAMER CRAFT.
NameTonnage
Ironsides904
Young America379
Meteor729
Geneva741
Katy Reid180
Bavarian433
City of Detroit536
Akron367
City of Chatham400
Union434
Amazon1,405
Fayette309
City of Boston392
M. I. Mills300
J. S. Estabrook320
J. D. Crow200
City of Madison360
Total14,293
LOST SAIL CRAFT AND BARGES.
Cape Horn267
Northern Belle351
Advance (bark)397
Ocean1,000
T. J. Rust400
Athenian372
Skellinger900
Bessie Smith723
Granada311
Hampton238
Nicholas418
T. D. Woodruff360
Monsoon190
Hamilton205
G. Mollison305
Cambridge573
Truman Moss305
Saginaw378
D. Morris383
Ellington185
F. A. Morse600
Minnesota216
F. Perew667
W. J. Whaling374
Powhatan234
Globe320
E. F. Judd389
R. J. Sanborn197
Canada400
Total10,898
Grand total25,291
Grand total new tonnage93,816
Increase68,525

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Notes:
A significant number of the "new" vessels shown are actually rebuilds, and some names don't appear anywhere else that I can find. Two-hundred launches in a single year seems incredible in these days of one-new-boat-every-five-years, until you realize that all 93,816 tons of new 1873 shipping is not near equal to the tonnage of a pair of modern thousand-footers (ca. 70,000 tons each).
Date of Original:
Dec. 12, 1873
Local identifier:
GLN.5851
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 12, 1873