HURLBUT, CHAUNCEY (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
125238
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Clair, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Simon Langell
Original Owner and Location:
Candler Brothers, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from propeller EDITH; built Fulton Ironworks.
Dimensions
Length:
184.8'
Beam:
32.2'
Depth:
21.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1009
Tonnage (net):
829
Capacity:
40,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Whitefish Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
21 Aug 1910
How:
Wreck removed from shore; sunk in deep water.
History

1873, Nov 27 Launched.

1874, Sep 22 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1874, Nov Aground Middle isalnd, Lake Erie.

1875 Chartered Pridgeon Line; Chicago & Sarnia route.

1877, Jul Ashore Russell Island.

1881, May/June Towed barges ANNIE WRIGHT & SENATOR; cargo coal; Erie, PA - Chicago route; also towed barges JOHN A. VOUGHT & ANNIE VOUGHT.

1883 Towed barge THOS. P. SHELDON; Marquette ore trade.

1886 Towed C.G. KING & SENATOR.

1887 Installed steeple compound engine 18" + 36" cyl x 32" stroke, 370hp, 95rpm; Detroit Drydock Engine Works.

1889, May Towed C.L. BUTTS & D.K. CLINT.

1889, Aug 18 Fire destroyed upper decks, Superior, WI., Lake Superior.

1889, Sep Repaired, Napoleon Grignon, Duluth, MN.

1890's Ore trade Escanaba, MI & Fruitport; towed barges D.K. CLINT & L.C. BUTTS.

1891, Nov Developed leak; made Cheboygan, MI; consort HUTCHINSON broke loose; made port.

1894, Sep 3 Aground near Terren's mill, St. Mary's River; cargo coal; released by tug MERRITT; navigation hindered by dense smoke.

1899 Owned John O. Teagan, Detroit.

1903 Towed barge D.K. CLINT.

1906, Nov Aground Pigeon Bay, Lake Erie; released; towed to Amherstburg, ONT.

1908, Sep 6 Stranded in storm 10 mi. w. of Whitefish Point, 1/2 mile nw Vermillion, MI., Lake Superior; cargo stamp sand; crew rescued.

1910, Aug 21 Sunk.

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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