OGLEBAY, E.W. (1896, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
136547
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Double bottom channel system; hold beams; 4 watertight bulkheads.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
114
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
David Whitney, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23, 37 (1/2) + 44". 1,285hp @ 80rpm engine by F.W. Wheeler, Bay City, MI. 12'6" x 12', 170# steam, scotch boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
375.5'
Beam:
45.66'
Depth:
23.16'
Tonnage (gross):
3,666
Tonnage (net):
3,019
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Drummond Island Quarry, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1942
How:
Partially scrapped; hull used as dock.
Notes:
Removed from 1927 wreck site.
History

1899 Owned D.C. Whitney, Jr., Detroit, MI.

1901 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH.

1907 Stranded & damaged Pt. Abino, Lake Erie.

1916 Owned General Transit Co., Cleveland, OH.

1927, Dec 8 Stranded Shot Point, east of Marquette, MI, Lake Superior; later gutted by fire.

1942 Scrapped.

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

OGLEBAY, E.W. (1896, Bulk Freighter)
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OGLEBAY, E.W. (1896, Bulk Freighter)