PROGRESS (1880, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
150205
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Master Carpenter:
W.H. Wolf
Original Owner and Location:
W.H. Wolf & Thomas Davidson, Milwaukee, WI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 & 36 x 42" engines; 900 hp; 78 rpm; Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH; 1880.
Dimensions
Length:
255.2'
Beam:
37'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1596.20
Tonnage (net):
1309.95
Final Disposition
Date:
13 Jul 1927
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Documents surrendered Buffalo.
History

Launched; first enrolled incomplete without machinery.

1880, Oct 12 First enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1880, Nov 8 Collided with steamer NORTHWEST; aground Bois Blanc Island reef, Lake Huron.

1881, Mar Received machinery Cleveland, OH.

1881, May 30 Owned Menominee Transportation Co., Milwaukee, WI.

1882, Oct 13 Reported stripped; laid up.

1887, Mar 18 Owned Chapin Mining Co., Milwaukee.

1890, Jul 23 Owned InterState Transit Co., Milwaukee.

1890, Aug 29 2 decks; 2 masts.

1892, Jun 1 Collided with & sunk propeller BRITTON(or BRITAIN) off Wyandotte, MI, Detroit River.

1893, Apr 26 Owned Progress Transportation Co., Detroit, MI.

1896 1 scotch boiler, 12.5 x 12'; Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI.

1898, May 18 Collided with steamer GEORGE T. HOPE at head of Harsen Island, MI, Lake St. Clair.

1899, Sep 7 Owned James Corrigan, Wickliffe, OH.

1900-01 Towed TAZMANIA.

1905, Oct 20 or Nov 24 Stranded in gale off Green Bay, WI, Lake Michigan.

1906, Aug 24 Owned Charles S. Neff, Milwaukee.

1908 Rebuilt Manitowoc, WI as barge; 1 deck, no mast; engine into ITALIA; plain head & round stern; 248 x 37.6 x 14'; 844 gross/844 net tons.

1908, May 25 Owned Edward Gillen Dock, Dredge & Construction Co., Racine, WI.

1917, Mar 5 Owned Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., NJ.

1920, Mar 5 Owned W.E. Gaynor, Duluth, MN.

1920, Dec 20 Owned Ralph Kilcore, Buffalo, NY.

1927, Jul 13 Abandoned.

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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PROGRESS (1880, Bulk Freighter)