TIOGA (1885)


Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
145405
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 5 watertight bulkheads, double-bottom ballast, steel boilerhouse, electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22+ 22+ 42 + 42 x 48", 1,000hp @ 75rpm engine built by King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, 1885 (An 1887 article says two 21 + 44 x 48".) 10' x 17'6" @ 120# steam, firebox boilers built by M. Riter Boiler Works, Buffalo, 1885.
Dimensions
Length:
285'
Beam:
38.9'
Depth:
14'
Note on Dimensions:
alternate depth: 25.7'
Tonnage (gross):
2,085.16
Tonnage (net):
1,744.24
Capacity:
2,800 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sawtooth Reef, Eagle River, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Nov 1919
How:
Stranded & wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Pilothouse used as museum/ giftshop at Eagle River.
History

1885 Built for Lake Superior package freight trade.

1887 Ran Chicago-Buffalo package & passenger.

1889, Dec 1 Ashore & badly damaged, Gray's Reef, Lake Michigan.

1890, Jul 11 Cargo of naptha exploded at dock, Chicago River; c30 lost; sank; raised & towed to Buffalo for repairs.

1898, Jul Fire damage.

1898, Jul Lost rudder & shoe, Lake Erie.

1917, Apr 17 Owned Massey Steamship Co., Duluth, MN; for grain trade.

1919, Nov 26 Wrecked.

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

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TIOGA (1885)