RHODES, ROBERT R. (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
110732
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: round stern, steel arches, steel boilerhouse, duplicate of SAMUEL MATHER
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
Robert A. Rhodes, et.al., East Rockport, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 50 x 42" engine built by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1887 8'6" x 16', 104 pounds steam, firebox boilers built by Globe Iron Works, 1887
Dimensions
Length:
246'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
19.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1576.23
Tonnage (net):
1286.72
Capacity:
2,400 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Rifle range east of Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Lake Ontario
Date:
  1922
How:
Scuttled
History

1887, April Launched

1891, August 26 Lost wheel between Sand & Devils Island, Lake Superior

1894, August Ashore due to smoke, South Fox Island, Lake Michigan

1895, November Broke rudder near Duluth, Minnesota, Lake Superior

1900, March 20 Owned John W. Moore, et.al., Mentor, Ohio

1902, April 9 Owned Atlas Commerce Company, Mentor

1903, April 20 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Company, Mentor

1912, March 29 Documents surrendered; sold Canadian, C131109,

246.3 x 40 x 18.6, 1599 gross/957 net tons; owned

Franklin E. Hall, Montreal, Quebec

1918 Operated by George Hall Coal & Transportation Company

1921, October 24 Struck Welland Canal gate & sank; raised, sold to use

as a breakwater on New York shore, Lake Ontario;

subsequently abandoned & scuttled

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

RHODES, ROBERT R. (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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RHODES, ROBERT R. (1887, Bulk Freighter)