AURANIA (1895, Barge)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
107186
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Chicago Shipbuilding Co.
Original Owner and Location:
John Corrigan et al., Cleveland, ONT
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
352'
Beam:
44.2'
Depth:
21.9'
Tonnage (gross):
3113
Tonnage (net):
2909
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Parisian Island, Whitefish Bay.
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Apr 1909
How:
Sunk when holed by ice.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
1909, May 7 Documents surrendered at Cleveland.
History

1895-1904 Owned John Corrigan et al, Cleveland, OH. Towed by steamer AURORA.

1896, Nov Grounded at Limekilns, Detroit River, lightened portion of coal cargo, towed to Chicago for repairs.

1898, Jul Collided with & sunk steamer ED SMITH NO.2 Lake St. Clair. Bows damaged.

1899 Converted to bulk freighter Detroit Dry Dock Co. Machinery installed Cleveland. Tonnage changed to 3218 gross/2899 net tons. Detroit Dry Dock Co. 17,27 1/2 & 46 x 36" triple-expansion engine, 700hp. 1-13'6" x 12' scotch boiler.

1904-1909 Owned Aurania Transit Co., Cleveland; John Corrigan, manager.

1909, Apr Sunk Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

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