HUDSON (1888, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
95953
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyndotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
82
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23, 36 + 62 x 48", 1,300hp, 80rpm engine, Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 11'6" x 18', 160# steam scotch boilers, Dry Dock Engine Works. 13'6" diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
288'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
22.7'
Tonnage (gross):
2294.14
Tonnage (net):
1853.37
Capacity:
2650 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
West of Eagle River, MI, Keweenaw Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
16 Sep 1901
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Flaxseed & wheat.
Notes:
Possible cargo shift when steering, engine gave out; all 25 crew lost.
History

1887, Nov 17 Launched, sister of steamer HARLEM; ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL; designed by Frank Kirby.

1890, Oct Collided with & sunk steambarge CITY OF NICOLET, Buffalo.

1901, Sep 16 Foundered in storm west of Eagle River, MI, Lake Superior, assumed caused by cargo shift; all 25 crew lost.

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

HUDSON (1888, Package Freighter)
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HUDSON (1888, Package Freighter)