CITY OF VENICE (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
126885
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
48
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, W. Bay City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33 & 54" x 42", 1000hp @ 82rpm engine, S.F. Hodge, Detroit, MI, 1892. 11'6" x 13', 160# scotch boilers, M. Riter, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
301'
Beam:
42.5'
Depth:
20.1'
Tonnage (gross):
2107
Tonnage (net):
1771
Capacity:
3500 tons.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Abreast Of Rondeau, ONT, mid-lake.
Lake Erie.

Date:
4 Aug 1902
How:
Sunk in collision, steamer SEGUIN.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
3 lives lost; SEGUIN impounded for damages.
History

Duplicate of CITY OF GENOA & CITY OF NAPLES.

1892, Jul 2 Inspected; $135,000 value.

1892, Aug Carried 102,042 bushels wheat; largest cargo ever carried on a wooden vessel on the Lakes.

1898 Large repairs.

1899 Owned Edward Smith, Bay City, MI.

1902 Sunk, Lake Erie.

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
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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CITY OF VENICE (1892, Bulk Freighter)