THOMPSON, EMMA E. (1875, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
13568
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D.F. Edwards
Original Owner and Location:
A.W. & William Thompson, Saginaw, Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 x 22", 380hp at 100rpm engine by W.B. Hatch Company, St.Joseph, Michigan (1875)
Dimensions
Length:
126.1'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
9.8'
Tonnage (gross):
260
Tonnage (net):
176
Capacity:
450 tons; 325,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Behind Innes Island, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron
Date:
24 May 1914
How:
Burned
Notes:
Bound French River for Manistee, Michigan, she sheltered in a storm behind the island, caught fire & burned to waterline; crew rescued by prop GERMANIC
History

1875, April 10 Launched East Saginaw, Michigan; cost $20,000

1875, June 7 Aground Carrollton bar, boiler exploded

1875, October 8 Enrolled Port Huron

1878, April 11 Owned William Callum, Saginaw, Michigan

1879, April 4 Owned Stephen C. Hall, Muskegon, Michigan

1880, March 27 Owned Charles T. Brown, Port Sherman, Michigan &

Stephen C. Hall, Muskegon, Michigan; towed H.A.RICHMOND

1880, May Damaged in collision with schooner KATE LYONS near Chicago

in fog

1880, August 3 Owned Simeon Cobb, Chicago; machinery removed, changed

to 2 masted schooner

1881, April 29 Rebuilt to screw steamer, 238.82 gross/159.44 net tons;

ran Chicago to Muskegon; given engine of prop AKRON

(US394)

1881, July 8 Owned Simeon Cobb, Chicago & H.L. Simonds, Boston,

Massachusetts

1884, July 17 Rebuilt & readmeasured, Chicago, 125.9 x 27.6 x 12.8',

260.62 gross/176.23 net tons

1886, August Became waterlogged bound Muskegon, Michigan to Chicago,

Illinois with hemlock lumber

1888, April 28 Readmeasured 276.28 gross/198.98 net tons

1888, May 9 Owned S.Cobb, H.L. Simonds & W.G. Phelps, Chicago, Illinois

1889 New Boiler 7 x 12 by Johnston Brothers

1893, February 28 Owned S. Cobb & W.G. Phelps, Chicago

1894, July 6 Owned S. Cobb

1895, September 5 Owned Brice A. Miller, Chicago

1897, April 29 Owned E.N. Hatch, St.Joseph, Michigan

1898, April 15 Owned Cameron Lumber Company & Henry Bennett,

Milwaukee; towed barges KELDERHOUSE, WELLS, WESLEY &

ATMOSPHERE

1898, May Ashore Fisherman's Island, broken shoe

1901, June 8 Capsized Charlevoix, Michigan, Lake Michigan

1902, November 18 Owned Kelley's Shingle Company, Traverse City,

Michigan

1908, June 18 Owned Henry G. Oberbauer & William H. Johnson, Alpena,

Michigan

1911, March 16 Owned James B. Maddock, Detroit, Michigan

1914, May 24 Wrecked, Lake Huron

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

THOMPSON, EMMA E. (1875, Bulk Freighter)
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THOMPSON, EMMA E. (1875, Bulk Freighter)