SERVIA (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
116221
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 1 stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Hawgood, Avery & Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 + 46 x 40" engine by Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI (1888). 12 x 12.5 scotch boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
242.2'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
18.1'
Tonnage (gross):
1,425.44
Tonnage (net):
1,182.11
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 miles west Whitefish Point, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
27 Apr 1898
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Caught fire & sank towing schooner ARGONAUT & schooner FRANK EWEN; bound Duluth, MN to Kingston, ONT corn laden; crew rescued by steamer ALBERTA.
History

1888, Jun 15 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; cost $115,000; in ore & grain trade with consort barge FRANK D. EWEN.

1889 Towed barge MORAVIA.

1894, Jun Broke rudder blade; repaired Manitowoc, WI.

1897 Towed GEORGE D. EWEN.

1898, Apr 27 Burned Lake Superior.

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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SERVIA (1888, Bulk Freighter)