VERNON (1886, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
161557
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: passenger & freight
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James P. Smith
Original Owner and Location:
Alfred Booth, et.al., Chicago, Illinois
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 + 40 x 24" stroke engine, 565hp Two 16 x 6'6", 125 pounds steam scotch boilers from Marine Boiler Works, Chicago, Illinois
Dimensions
Length:
158' 7"
Beam:
25' 5"
Depth:
18' 8"
Tonnage (gross):
694.94
Tonnage (net):
560.41
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles northeast of Two Rivers Point, Lake Michigan
Date:
29 Oct 1887
Final Depth:
200 feet
How:
Storm
Final Cargo:
Passengers, fish, pig iron & general freight
Notes:
Foundered in gale, said to be unstable with heavy load Lone survivor claims she was overloaded & gangways left open Loss of life from 36 to 41 people
History

1886, September 1 Enrolled Chicago, built to carry fish & passengers

in Chicago & Northern Lake Michigan trade

1886 Replaced propeller A.BOOTH in Lake Superior, Duluth & Port Arthur

run

1887 Chartered to tow schooner-barges, Lake Superior to Cleveland,

Ohio iron ore trade

1887, July Owned John Pridgeon, Detroit; sold by U.S.Marshall after

being libelled by John Pridgeon for damages to his barges

being towed by VERNON

1887, August Owned Booth Packing Company, Chicago; chartered by

Northern Michigan Lines to replace its propeller

CHAMPLAIN, which had burned at Charlevoix, Michigan

1887, November 30 Documents surrendered at Chicago,

"vessel lost, October 29, 1887"

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

VERNON (1886, Propeller)
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VERNON (1886, Propeller)