CODORUS (1892, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
126886
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 7 water-tight compartments; electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Erie & Western Transit Co. (Anchor Line), Erie, PA.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 1/2" x 33" x 54" or 20", 33" & 54" x 43" engine, 1,000hp, 80rpm by H.G. Trout, Buffalo, NY or King Iron Works, Buffalo. Two 14' x 12' scotch boilers, 160 pounds steam, Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, 1892. 4 Blade wheel 12 1/2' diameter.
Dimensions
Length:
275.5'
Beam:
40.1'
Depth:
26'
Tonnage (gross):
2165
Tonnage (net):
1802
Capacity:
3,000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chatham, New Brunswick.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
10 Dec 1917
How:
Stranded & wrecked.
History

1892, May 28 Launched.

1893, Sep 18 Collided with & sunk by G.G. HADLEY, West Superior Harbor, WI, Lake Superior; raised & repaired.

1894, Aug 9 Aground, Point Pelee, Lake Erie.

1897, Jul 22 Grounded Sault Ste. Marie, ONT, St. Mary's River.

1916 Owned Great Lakes Transit Corp., Buffalo, NY.

1917 Owned Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo, NY.

1917, Oct 12 U.S. Shipping Board - U.S. Emergency Fleet Corps; to Atlantic Ocean.

1917, Dec 10 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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CODORUS (1892, Package Freighter)