TECUMSEH (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
80774
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Hyslop & Ronald
Original Owner:
Hyslop & Ronald
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26", 48" x 28" engine, Hyslop & Ronald, Chatham
Dimensions
Length:
213'
Beam:
29.9'
Depth:
13.2'
Tonnage (gross):
543
Capacity:
40,000 bushel
History

1874, Aug 28 Salvaged propeller MILWAUKEE'S engine in 105 feet of water, sunk 15 years.

1874 Repaired, strengthened; 19", 40" x 28", 425hp, 90rpm engine, Chatham, ONT, 1874

1877 Owned Merchant's Bank, Chatham, ONT.

1881, May 3 Wrecked on the schooner SWEETHEART 1 mile from St. Clair River.

1882 Owned Moffat, et al, Sarnia, ONT.

1882, Dec Salvaged rigging & 1 anchor off schooner TECUMSEH at Cove Island, Lake Huron.

1884 Owned Northern Transportation Co., Sarnia, ONT.

1884, Nov Ashore, heavy damage, Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron.

1885 Repaired

1886 Repaired

1890 Owned McArthur Brothers, Chatham.

1897 Collided with & sank Canadian steamer LEWIS SHICKLUNA off Long Point, Lake Erie.

1898 11' x 11' 6", 133# steam scotch boiler, Bertram Iron Works, Toronto, ONT.

1898, Jun 27 Ran on Ripley's rock, Marquette, MI harbor, Lake Superior; raised, repaired.

1901, May 2 Foundered, 9 miles from Gore Bay, ONT.

1908, Mar 6 Owned Trethewey & Son, Sarnia, ONT.

1909, Jan 16 Burned Goderich Harbor, ONT, Lake Huron.

1911, May 6 Wreck to be removed from Goderich Harbor.

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

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