TOWNSEND, OSCAR (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
19385
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Plain head; round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
E. Fitzgerald
Original Owner and Location:
Edward Kelly, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
192'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
14.4'
Tonnage (gross):
817.85
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 mi. off Lexington, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
 Oct 1891
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Bound for Escanaba, MI; explosion in lamp room caused her to burn to total loss; crew rescued by tug MYSTIC.
History

1873, Aug 12 First enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1873, Aug 23 Owned Lake Superior Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH.

1878, Apr 8 2 decks; 1037.91 gross tons.

1880, Mar 18 Owned Robert R. Rhodes et al, Cleveland.

1882, May 1 high pressure engine; 28 x 36" 2 tubular boilers; 6'9" x 17'; 90#, Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland.

1883, Apr 24 835.50 net tons.

1883, Nov 14 Wheel became loose; returned to Chicago, IL for repairs.

1888, Feb 23 Owned E.D. Childson et al, Lorain, OH.

1891, Jun 5 Same owners Tecumseh, MI.

1891, Oct Burned to total loss.

1894, Jun 23 Documents surrendered.

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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