PRIDGEON, JOHN, JR. (1875, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
75756
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Wooden arches.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John P. Clark
Original Owner and Location:
John Pridgeon, Detroit
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
46 x 40" (or 40 x 47"), 375hp, 70rpm by Detroit Locomotive Works, Detroit, MI, 1870 from propeller B.F. WADE. 11 x 22' boiler. 11' diameter Philadelphia pattern propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
221.5'
Beam:
36.3'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
1,211.88
Tonnage (net):
1,037.11
Capacity:
1,400 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles northwest of Cleveland, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
18 Sep 1909
Final Depth:
60'
How:
Capsized & foundered in gale
Final Cargo:
400,000' lumber
History

1877, Nov 15 Collision with tug GOONENOW.

1883, May 29 Collision with J.H. MEAD at Cheboygan, MI.

1883 New 10 x 16', 50# steam, firebox boiler by McGregor, Detroit.

1886 Owned John Pridgeon, Jr, Detroit.

1886, Oct 12 Collision with steambarge SELAH CHAMBERLAIN 6 miles east of Cheboygan, MI.

1893 Owned John Pridgeon, Jr. et al, Detroit; botton recaulked.

1893, Apr 23 Ashore 9 miles above Ashtabula, OH.

1893, May 25 In dry dock at Detroit for rebuild.

1896 Owned State Transit Co., Hamtramck, MI.

1902, Mar 8 Owned Frank Roneker et al, Tonawanda, NY.

1902, May 19 Rebuilt as bulk freighter at Tonawanda; 221.5 x 36.3 x 14'; 1,173 gross tons, 1 deck, 2 masts.

1903 Owned John J. Boland, Buffalo, NY.

1909, Sep 18 Foundered off Cleveland, OH; owned Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo.

1909, Oct 8 Cargo sold by underwriters to George W. Pfohl, Buffalo.

1909, Dec 28 Enrollemnt surrenderd, Buffalo, "Lost, foundered".

1910, Jul 15 Starting salvage of lumber.

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

PRIDGEON, JOHN, JR. (1875, Package Freighter)
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PRIDGEON, JOHN, JR. (1875, Package Freighter)