UGANDA (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
25289
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Company
Original Owner and Location:
James McBrier, et.al., Erie, Pennsylvania
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20", 33" + 54" x 42", 1050hp at 78rpm by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, 1892 11'6" x 12' 160 psi scotch boilers from Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, Michigan
Dimensions
Length:
291'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
2053
Tonnage (net):
1708
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles east of White Shoals, western Straits, Lake Michigan
Date:
19 Apr 1913
How:
Holed by ice, foundered
Final Cargo:
100,000 bushels corn
History

1892, April 12 Launched; for grain & ore trade

April 20 Maiden voyage; Duluth, Minnesota cargo wheat for

Buffalo, New York

August Towed BUFFALO

1903 Owned Edward Mehl, home port Erie, Pennsylvania

1905 New raised deck & beams, recaulked & repaired

1913, April 19 En route Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Buffalo with 100,000

bushels corn, holed by ice, Lake Michigan trying to

force way into Straits of Mackinac; filled with water &

foundered; crew safe

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

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