SENATOR (1896, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
116725
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 4 compartments.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Wolverine Steamship Co., Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Alex McVittie et al.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 + 35 + 58 x 44", 1,500hp @ 73rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works.
Dimensions
Length:
410'
Beam:
45.4'
Depth:
23.9'
Tonnage (gross):
4,048
Tonnage (net):
3,178
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Port Washington, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
31 Oct 1929
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
240 Nash Autos.
Notes:
Sank in Collision with steamer MARQUETTE in heavy fog; bound for Milwaukee, WI; 10 of 29 lives lost.
History

1896, Jun Launched Wyandotte; ran Buffalo, NY to Chicago, IL.

1898 Loaded 224,000 bushels corn at Milwaukee, one of the largest.

1898, Jun Stuck on rock at Ballard's Reef near Detroit, MI.

1905 Owned H.J. Candler, Detroit.

1906 Owned Wolverine Steamship Co.

1909, Aug Sank in Collision with steamer NORMAN B REAM at Pipe Island, St. Mary's River; assisted by wrecker FAVORITE.

1909, Sep Raised; temporary repairs at Detour then Cleveland.

1913 Rebuilt, probably Wyandotte.

1916 Owned Briston Steam Ship Co, then Columbia Steam Ship Co.

1923 Owned Fontana Steam Ship Co.

1929 Owned Spokane Steam Ship Co.; rebuilt at Ecorse to carry Automobiles; 3,994 gross/ 3,622 net tons.

1929, Oct 31 Sunk Lake 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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SENATOR (1896, Bulk Freighter)