FROST, WALTER L. (1883, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
80973
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 2 stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Detroit Drydock Co.
Master Carpenter:
Captain J. C. Parker
Original Owner and Location:
Ogdensburg Transit Co., Ogdensburg, NY
Ownership Notes:
One of the first vessels especially designed for the New Welland Canal.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27", 44" x 40, 725hp, 75rpm engine, Dry Dock Engine Works, 1883. 8' x 15.5', 98# steam firebox boilers, Desotelle & Hutton, Detroit or Dry Dock Boiler Works, Detroit 1883. 10' 6" propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
235.7'
Beam:
36.9'
Depth:
12.9'
Tonnage (gross):
1,322.16
Tonnage (net):
1,203.24
Capacity:
40,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Southwest Point of South Manitou Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
4 Nov 1903
How:
Stranded in fog and high winds
Final Cargo:
general merchandise
History

1884, May 28 Owned Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad.

1885, Mar 29 The charter of above owner did not allow it to own steamers, the boats were sold under the hamnmer to Detroit Dry Dock Co.

1886, Apr 1 Owned Detroit Dry Dock Line.

1886, Jul 12 Owned Vermont Central Railway.

1903, Nov 4 Stranded on rocky reef off South Manitou Island; owned Rutland Transit Co.

1903, Nov 6 Wrecking tug FAVORITE started operations.

1903, Nov 8 Forced to scuttle her due to a sudden storm.

1903, Nov 11 Thought to be broken in two, crew taken off in safety. Noted total loss.

1904, Sep 14 Wrecker MANISTIQUE arrived, began to raise her; was not broken in two.

1904, Sep 21 Went to pieces in southeast storm, later abandoned, total loss.

1905, Aug 17 Owned Bennet & Schnorbach Contracting Co.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Annual Reports, U. S. Life-Saving Service
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

FROST, WALTER L. (1883, Package Freighter)
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FROST, WALTER L. (1883, Package Freighter)