ST. ALBANS (1868, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
23514
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Ira LaFrinier, Drake & Co.
Master Carpenter:
A.C. Keating? E.M. Peck?
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Transportation Co., Cleveland
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 36", 200hp engine by Atlantic Works, Boston, MA.
Dimensions
Length:
135.6'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
435.75
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles north north east of Milwaukee, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
30 Jan 1881
Final Depth:
150'
How:
Foundered in ice.
Final Cargo:
1,000 barrels & 1,820 sacks of flour.
History

1880, Aug Rebuilt, Port Huron; new frames, new arches, other repairs.

1881, Jan 30 Foundered, Lake Michigan.

1882, Feb 13 Enrollment surrendered Chicago, IL, "Vessel lost".

1882, Jun 30 Philo Chamberlain set up an expidition to locate wreck.

1888, Jun 11 Machinery brought to Port Huron, MI by Port Huron & Northwestern Railway.

1976 Wreck located in 150' water; hull almost intact.

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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ST. ALBANS (1868, Propeller)