ALGOMA (1883, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
85766
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kelvinhaugh, Glasgow, Scotland
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Aitken & Mansell
Original Owner and Location:
Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Montreal, QUE
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
35x70x48
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
35 & 70 x 48", 1225 hp, 64 rpm engine by David Rowan, Glasgow, Scotalnd, 1883; later went into MANITOBA (1889). 14 x 12 1/4', 210# by David Rowan, Glasgow, Scotland, 1883; later went into MANITOBA (1889).
Dimensions
Length:
270'
Beam:
38.1'
Depth:
23.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1773
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Greenstone Rock, Isle Royale, MI
Date:
5 Nov 1885
How:
Wrecked in gale.
Notes:
Blown aground; broken in two; destroyed by storm.
History

Similar to ALBERTA and ATHABASCA.

1883 Crossed Atlantic with cargo of coal; cut in half at Cantin shipyard in Montreal; rejoined at Union Dry Dock Buffalo, NY. May have had cabins fabricated and installed at Pt. Colborne.

1884, May 11 Began service at Owen Sound.

1885, Nov 5 Wrecked at Greenstone Rock, Isle Royale, MI; 38 lives lost; owned, Canadian Pacific Railroad.

1886 Machinery removed & later put into MANITOBA.

1888, Aug Salvage efforts abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes News
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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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ALGOMA (1883, Propeller)