TOWER, CHARLEMAGNE, JR. (1886, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
126358
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Plain head & round stern; internal steel arches; diagonal braces.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayles Sons
Master Carpenter:
Thomas Quayle
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Wilson et al, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
255.8'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
21.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1825.45
Tonnage (net):
1543.82
Capacity:
2700 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Bernegat, NJ; Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
26 Mar 1914
How:
Foundered.
History

1886, Jun 26 First launched.

1886, Jun 30 First enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1890, Mar 27 Owned Wilson Transportation Co., Wickliff, OH.

1894, Sep 26 Forced to drop consort WADENA in gale in Lake Michigan.

1895, Aug 27 Collided with steamer NELSON MILLS & her tow barge GOSHAWK due to strong wind at Hay Lake channel, St. Mary's River.

1896 1 fore & aft compound engine; 28 & 50 x 42"; 650hp; 85rpm; Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH; 1896; 2 firebox boilers, 9 1/6 x 16'; 110#; Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, 1896.

1898, Sep 17 Aground in fog at foot of Bois Blanc Island, MI., Lake Michigan; released without injury.

1903, Apr 16 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co., Mentor, OH.

1907-12 Laid up at Burnhams' Slip, Milwaukee, WI during depression.

1912, Dec 26 Owned Charles S. Neff, Milwaukee.

1913, Apr 29 Owned F.M. Johnson, Danielson, CT.

1913 In lumber trade Atlantic coast.

1913, Dec 18 Owned Southern Steamship Co., Wilmington, NC.

1914, Mar 26 Foundered; documents surrendered Wilmington.

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

TOWER, CHARLEMAGNE, JR. (1886, Bulk Freighter)
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TOWER, CHARLEMAGNE, JR. (1886, Bulk Freighter)