ORINOCO (1898)


Year of Build:
1898
Official Number:
155317
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Diagonal steel straps; steel boiler house; electricity.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
87 or 88
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, Bay City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16, 25 + 42 x 36", 500hp @ 90rpm engine built by S.F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI, 1898. 12'3" x 12', 160# steam, scotch boiler built by Wicks Brothers, Saginaw, MI, 1898.
Dimensions
Length:
295'
Beam:
44'
Depth:
21'
Note on Dimensions:
Alternate dimension: depth 23'
Tonnage (gross):
2,226
Tonnage (net):
1,928
Capacity:
3,400 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles off Ogawa Bay.
Lake Superior.
Date:
18 May 1924
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Pulpwood.
Notes:
Cut loose tow barge CHIEFTAIN; 5 lost.
History

1898, Apr/May Launched.

1924, May 18 Foundered.

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

ORINOCO (1898)
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ORINOCO (1898)