SUPERIOR (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
115158
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Gibraltar, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Plain head & round stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Linn & Craig
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transportation & Coal Company, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
187.8'
Beam:
33.1'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
586.7
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile west of Gull Island Light, Lake Michigan
Date:
28 Aug 1898
How:
Stranded
Final Cargo:
Iron ore
Notes:
Bound Escanaba, Michigan for Toledo, Ohio Seams opened in heavy wave & she began to sink; ran into shallows on Gull while trying to make for Beavers
History

Towed SANDUSKY for many years

1873, May 28 First launched

1873 In iron ore trade

1877, April 26 Drydocked & caulked, Detroit, Michigan

1878, May 25 Rebuilt with 2 decks; 854.59 gross tons, 785.44 net tons;

owned A. Bradley, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio

1879 1 HPNC engine, 28 x 34"; two tubular boilers, 6'10" x 17', 95

pounds steam, Detroit Locomotive Works, Detroit

1881, April 29 Extensive changes in cabin

1883, May 23 Owned Bradley Transportation Company, et.al., Cleveland

1888, April 21 Rebuilt; 187.8 x 33.1 x 19.5', 964.4 gross tons, 838.35

net tons; fore & aft compound, 20 & 38 x 24", Cleveland

Ship Building Company, Cleveland; 1 firebox boiler,

9.5 x 15'

1889, June Aground Nipigon Bay, Ontario, Lake Superior

1889, July 2 Received new shoe, West Superior, Wisconsin

1898, August 28 Stranded near Gull Island, Lake Michigan

1899, February 7 Documents surrendered, Cleveland, "loss of vessel"

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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SUPERIOR (1873, Bulk Freighter)