SIBLEY, HIRAM (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
96064
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: One stack
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Chesley Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Banjamin Boutell, et.al., Bay City, Michigan
Ownership Notes:
Boutell Transportation Company
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
25 + 48 x 40", 700hp engine by S.F. Hodge & Company
Dimensions
Length:
221'
Beam:
37'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1418
Tonnage (net):
1123
Final Disposition
Final Location:
South Fox Island, Lake Michigan
Date:
27 Nov 1898
How:
Wrecked
Final Cargo:
70,000 bushels corn
Notes:
Bound Chicago, Illinois to Detroit, Michigan, she grounded on NW corner of S. Manitou; released, but sank near Fox Island, then broke in half in storm 1899, March 31 Enrollment surrendered
History

1890, March 4 Enrolled Port Huron, Michigan; towed barge TWIN SISTERS

& DANFORTH

1890, October 4 Aground, foot Sugar Island

1892 Repaired, Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, Michigan

1894, May 4 Bound Oswego, New York to Duluth, Minnesota with coal,

broke wheel blade

1897 Towed barge ANTELOPE

1898 Towed D.P.DOBBINS

1898, October 17 Sunk, foot Stag Island, St.Clair River in collision

with steamer LANSING & NORTHERN QUEEN; repaired, Port

Huron

1898, November 27 Wrecked, Lake Michigan

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

SIBLEY, HIRAM (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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