ST. LAWRENCE (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
116331
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: One stack, diagonal steel straps, steel boilerhouse, steam pumps, reinforced bow
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Morley & Hill
Master Carpenter:
W.B. Morley
Original Owner and Location:
C.T. Morley, et.al., Marine City, Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27 + 50 x 40", 570hp at 75rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan (1890) 11 x 16' at 110 pounds steam, firebox boiler by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan
Dimensions
Length:
239.2'
Beam:
41.1'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1437
Tonnage (net):
1030
Capacity:
c2400 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Point Betsey, Lake Michigan
Date:
25 Nov 1898
How:
Wrecked
Final Cargo:
64,000 bushel corn
Notes:
Driven ashore in storm & wrecked; crew rescued by lifesaving crew; one lost
History

1890, July 29 Enrolled Port Huron; grain, iron ore & coal trade;

towed IDA KEITH

1892 Towed J.F.CARD

1893, May 15 Broke wheel buckes near Encampment, near Sault St. Marie,

Michigan; stranded there; released by lighter CLINTON &

tug MERRICK

1898, November 25 Wrecked, 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

ST. LAWRENCE (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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ST. LAWRENCE (1890, Bulk Freighter)