Bell from Sidewheeler Steamship, “Tashmoo,” 1900

Summary

Launched on December 30, 1899, the sidewheeler Tashmoo spent its career carrying passengers between Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan. With a 2,500-horsepower triple-expansion steam engine, Tashmoo was capable of 23 miles per hour, making it one of the fastest passenger steamers on the Great Lakes. Tashmoo was scrapped after being damaged by a submerged rock in 1936.

Launched on December 30, 1899, the sidewheeler Tashmoo spent its career carrying passengers between Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan. With a 2,500-horsepower triple-expansion steam engine, Tashmoo was capable of 23 miles per hour, making it one of the fastest passenger steamers on the Great Lakes. Tashmoo was scrapped after being damaged by a submerged rock in 1936.

Artifact

Clapper bell

Date Made

1900

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

36.888.1

Credit

From the Collections fo The Henry Ford.

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Bronze (Metal)
Chrome steel

Technique

Casting (Process)
Plating (Metal coating)

Dimensions

Height: 27 in

Width: 28.5 in

Length: 30.5 in

Inscriptions

Cast in side: MENEELY BELL COMPANY/TROY, NY. / TASHMOO / 1900. on plate on stand: BONDED/US CUSTOMS/ENTRY #4 12/15/36/SERIAL NO. 17A6.

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