RUSSIA (1873, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
110063
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: tow stacks; double bottom ballast tanks; two watertight bulkheads; steel boilerhouse.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Gibson and Craig
Master Carpenter:
David Bell
Original Owner and Location:
Holt and Ensign, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
two 20 + 40 x 36", 600hp @ 72rpm engines, King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY 8 x 16' @ 75# steam firebox boilers, King Iron Works, Buffalo
Dimensions
Length:
231.7'
Beam:
35.7'
Depth:
13.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1,501.77
Tonnage (net):
1,334.57
Capacity:
100,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles E. Detour, MI light
Lake Huron
Date:
30 Apr 1909
How:
foundered
Final Cargo:
cement, dry goods, thousands rubber overshoes
Notes:
Hull fractured in teriffic storm and sank
History

1872 Enrolled Buffalo; ran Buffalo, NY-Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI with CUBA, JAVA, SCOTIA, CORORADO, NEBRASKA and RANOKE, Union Steamboat Line.

1873, Sep Collision, steamer JOHN A. DIX near Limekilns, Detroit; cargo grain.

1876, Oct Disabled; towed, Port Colborne by prop GRANITE STATE.

1878 Ran on commercial Line.

1883, Aug Siezed in judgement; owned Mrs. Hamilton.

1884 Ran Buffalo-Duluth, MN.

1884, Oct Owned James Ash, P. P. Pratt, F. L. Danforth, G. B. Rich.

1886 Ran Buffalo-Green Bay, WI.

1890 Owned Lakawanna Transportation Co., Buffalo; ran Lake Erie-Milwaukee and Chicago.

1892, May 3 Sunk, collision with CELTIC, Lake Erie near Rondeau, ONT.

1893, Jun 9 Ashore Beaver Island, fog.

1893, Jul 11 Burned; damaged upper works.

1897 Locked in ice Green Bay; released by ALGOMAH.

1900, Sep 24 Owned Lake Transit Co., Duluth, MN.

1907 Owned Port Huron and Duluth Steam Ship Co., Duluth.

1909, Apr 30 Foundered Lake Huron; owned R. Duncan, Port Huron, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

RUSSIA (1873, Package Freighter)
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