SIBERIA (1882, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
115848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: diagonal steel straps on frame; steel boiler house
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
6
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Master Carpenter:
A. C. Rosa
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 50 x 42", 720hp @ 80rpm engine, King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, 1882 8' 6" x 16', 100# steam, firebox boilers, M. Riter & Co., Buffalo, 1882
Dimensions
Length:
272'
Beam:
39'
Depth:
18'
Tonnage (gross):
1,618.26
Tonnage (net):
1,222.48
Capacity:
2,100 tons or 80,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bluff Bar, Long Point, ONT
Lake Erie
Date:
20 Oct 1905
How:
Grounded on bar to save her, but broke up in the weeks's storm
Final Cargo:
barley
Notes:
bound Milwaukee, WI-Buffalo, NY; crew rescued by steamer J. H. WADE 1905, Oct 28 documents surrendered
History

1882, Jun Launched.

1883, Summer Grounded Duluth Bay, Lake Superior.

1885 Towed POLYNESIA.

1886, Feb 24 Owned Robert R. Rhodes, Cleveland, OH, et al.

1886-87 Towed PLYMOUTH & NELSON BLOOM.

1888-89 Towed JOSEPH PAIGE.

1890, May 19 Collided with, sank steambarge OHIO, Mud Lake, St. Mary's River; SIBERIA sank, released next week, drydocked, Cleveland.

1890, Sep 13 Grounded St. Joe Island, St. Mary's River.

1896, Apr 2 Owned John W. Moore, Mentor, OH, et al.

1901, May 9 Owned J. c. Gilchrist et al, Cleveland.

1902, Apr 25 Owned Island Star Transit Co., Mentor.

1903, Apr 13 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co., Mentor.

1903, May 25 Rigging & tonnage changed; 2 masts; 272 x 39 x 22.5; 1,892 gross/1,461 net tons.

1903, Dec Sunk by ice, Lake St. Clair.

1905, Oct 20 Wrecked.

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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