What Happened to the Steamships?

Remains of General Garfield

The remains of the General Garfield. 

Receding water levels made it difficult to traverse the route between the lake and Corinne, and the vessel ceased going up-river in 1872, and spent its remaining days on the Great Salt Lake. A trip up or down the thirty-five winding miles of the Bear River and across the Great Salt Lake took a full day in either direction.

Ports from which the ship operated included Lakeside (near Farmington), and Lake Point or Garfield Beach (from 1875 on, once the ship had been renamed the General Garfield). It was used for pleasure cruises until it burned to the water line in 1882. 

General Garfield

The General Garfield. 1875-1882. 

The City of Corinne aka The General Garfield

  • 3 decks

  • 150 feet long

  • 250 tons 

  • propelled by a paddle wheel

  • launched 1871 

  • $4,000 raised by citizens 

  • burned 1882

Garfield Docked at Black Rock

The General Garfield, docked at Black Rock/Garfield Beach. 1875-1882. 

Did Steamboats go up the Bear River, Past Corinne?
What Happened to the Steamships?