WOCOKEN (1880, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
80778
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Cabin located between decks
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
R.K. Winslow, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30, 56 x 48" engine, 1200hp built by Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company, Cleveland, Ohio 9'6" x 17' boilers, 100 pounds steam 16' diameter propeller
Dimensions
Length:
251.6'
Beam:
37.2'
Depth:
18.5'
Tonnage (gross):
1400.37
Tonnage (net):
1179.10
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Above Long Point, 2 miles from shore, Lake Erie
Date:
14 Oct 1893
Final Depth:
10 fathoms, 60 feet
How:
Foundered in Northwest gale
Final Cargo:
1800 tons coal
Notes:
13 lives lost from crew of 16
History

1881, March 12 Receiving interior iron arch 150' long, 26" wide, 1"

thick at Cleveland, Ohio

1883, May Damaged in gale, Lake Michigan

1883, July Broke her crank pin & damaged engine on Saginaw Bay, Lake

Huron

1884 Damaged $8,000 in Lake Superior gale

1887, April Bow crushed by ice, required assistance to Beaver Island

harbor for repairs

1890, May 18 Rolled out her mizzenmast, lost main mast head in Lake

Huron gale, Saginaw Bay

1891 Extensive repairs at Cleveland Dry Dock Company

1893, April 5 Owned John Mitchell, et.al., Cleveland

1893, October 14 Foundered, Lake Erie

1893, November 11 Enrollment surrendered, Cleveland

1894, September 1 Engines & boilers removed & landed at Detroit,

Michigan

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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WOCOKEN (1880, Bulk Freighter)