CORSICA (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
126474
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
15
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Mutual Transit Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 36 + 42", 1500 hp, at 78 rpm, engine by Globe Iron Works (1887). 14' x 12'6" (2) scotch boilers, 158 # steam by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH (1887).
Dimensions
Length:
299.5'
Beam:
40.8'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
2364
Tonnage (net):
1787
Capacity:
2,500 tons
Final Disposition
Date:
  1927
How:
Abandoned.
History

Similar to CORONA.

1889, Jul Cargo of 3,134 net tons ore equivalent to 129,297 bushels corn; largest load ever carried on great lakes to date.

1890, Jul Speed record 15.5 mile gait.

1891, Jul Fastest time by ore boat; Ashland to Cleveland and return 43 hours.

1893, Jun Collision with CORSICAN in fog near Alpena, MI; grounded just below Ossineke, MI.

1894, Oct 22 Rudder broken at Soo.

1899, Jul Owned National Steel Co.

1916 To the Atlantic.

1927 Abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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