WOLF, WILLIAM H. (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
81164
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Wolf & Davidson Steam Ship Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 32, 54 x 42" engine, 800hp, 74rpm by S.F. Hodge Works, Detroit, Michigan 1887 10'6" x 11'6" scotch boilers, 150 pounds steam by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, New York 1887
Dimensions
Length:
285'
Beam:
42.3'
Depth:
19.2'
Tonnage (gross):
2265
Tonnage (net):
1791
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Woodtick Island, St.Clair River
Date:
20 Oct 1921
How:
Fire, burned to waterline & sank
Notes:
En route to drydock for repair
History

1887, August 8 Launched; 2 people killed, 5-6 seriously injured when

the Northwestern Fuel Company shed collapsed

1899 Owned West Division Steam Ship Company, Chicago, Illinois

1921, September 18 Sprang leak & sank in Keweenaw Entry near Houghton,

Michigan in 22' water; raised

1921, October 20 Burned St.Clair River

1925 Wreck removed & resunk at another location

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

WOLF, WILLIAM H. (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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WOLF, WILLIAM H. (1887, Bulk Freighter)