GOULD, JAY (1869, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
75117
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 2 stacks, wooden arches.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Mason
Original Owner and Location:
Union Steamboat Company, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
One of the early compound marine engines on the Lakes.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24", 46" x 36" engine, Shepard Iron Works. Boiler by Shepard Iron Works. 10.5' propeller
Dimensions
Length:
213.8'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
11.7'
Tonnage (gross):
996.63
Tonnage (net):
836.76
Final Disposition
Final Location:
50 degrees, 3.5 miles off Southest Shoal Light, Ontario.
Lake Erie.
Date:
18 Jun 1918
Final Depth:
40 feet
How:
Foundered in gale.
Notes:
Crew rescued by steamer MIDVALE, later dynamited as hazard to navigation.
History

1874 24", 46" x 36" steeple compound engine, 500HP, 78RPM, by H.G. Trout & Company, Buffalo, NY.

1877 Overhauled, major repairs, new arches.

1879 Repaired 10' x 12.5' firebox boiler, 80 pounds steam, by M. Riter, Buffalo.

1881, Sep 27 Collision with & sank tug SWAIN, mouth of Detroit River.

1882, Oct 3 Collision with schooner G.S. HAZARD, causing serious damage.

1885, Apr 15 Overhauled at Duluth, converted to passenger steamer for 30 to 40 passengers.

1887, May 16 Aground Whitefish Point, Lake Superior in forest fire smoke, released by steamer PEERLESS.

1887, Sep 2 Stranded, west end Bois Blanc Island, released by LEVIATHAN.

1887, Nov 26 To go to Buffalo for rebuild.

1887, Dec 1 Stranded on Fighting Island near Amherstburg, ONT, released by tug PORTER & schooner PERSIA.

1888, Mar 1 Owned Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co., Chicago, IL.

1888, May 19 Rebuilt at Buffalo, arches replaced by steel, full length

passenger cabin, 35 state rooms, accomodations for 100 passengers.

1892, Apr 27 Struck reef outside Racine, Wisconsin, broke her shoe, towed to Milwaukee for repairs.

1894, Nov 15 In dry dock at Superior, Wisconsin for repairs to her bottom.

1900, May 3 The Van Buren Street bridge at Chicago fell on her, causing damage to hull.

1906, Jun 18 Rebuilt, readmeasured, 213.8' x 33.9' x 11.5'; owned Thomas L. Handy, Bay City, MI.

1913, Dec 23 Owned Rochester Transportation Company, Rochester, NY.

1915, Nov 12 Owned H.N. Jex, Toledo, OH.

1915, Nov 18 Owned C.E. La Beau.

1915, Dec 4 Owned Citizens Sand & Gravel Company, Toledo.

1916 Rebuilt as bulk carrier at Detroit, MI.

1918 Foundered Lake Erie.

1918 Documents surrendered at Toledo, vessel & documents lost.

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

GOULD, JAY (1869, Package Freighter)
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GOULD, JAY (1869, Package Freighter)