WILSON, D.M. (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
6772
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Clair, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Simon Langell
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Wilson, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
One 27 x 30" engine by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland. 6 1/2 x 16' @ 90# steam, tubular marine boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
179.1'
Beam:
32.7'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
757
Tonnage (net):
591
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 1/2 miles north east Thunder Bay Light.
Lake Huron.
Date:
27 Oct 1894
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
With barge MANITOWOC in tow, sprang leak 25 miles from Thunder Bay Light; steamers HUDSON & SAMUEL MITCHELL tried to tow her to Middle Island, but she foundered; barge saved, crew taken off by steamer SILVANUS J. MACEY. 1894, Nov 10 Broke up in another storm.
History

1873, May Launched; for coal, iron & grain trade; first steamer in Wilson Line.

1873, Jun 18 Temporary enrollment, Detroit, MI; Jul 2 enrolled Cleveland.

1877, Aug 7 Same owners; temporary documents, Marquette, MI; Aug 16 Permanent enrollment, Cleveland.

1880 Enrolled Cleveland; owned Thomas Wilson et al; towing barges in Lake Superior trade.

1883 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; owned Charles H. Laine et al; in Chicago & Ogdensburg Transit Co. fleet; towed barge MANITOWOC for years.

1890 Enrolled Buffalo; owned John A. Miller et al.

1894, Oct 27 Leaking, sank in 40' water, Lake Huron.

1896, Nov 23 Documents surrendered "Vessel lost by sinking".

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

WILSON, D.M. (1873, Bulk Freighter)
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WILSON, D.M. (1873, Bulk Freighter)