OCEANICA (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
155040
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Two stacks
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Leligh Valley Transit Company, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
27 + 50 x 40", 600hp at 80 rpm by Samuel F. Hodge & Company, Detroit, 1881 9 x 16' firebox boilers at 95 pounds steam by Carroll Brothers, 1881
Dimensions
Length:
262.8'
Beam:
37.9'
Depth:
19.9'
Tonnage (gross):
1490.4
Tonnage (net):
1241.74
Capacity:
60,600 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
Date:
2 Jul 1919
How:
Burned
Notes:
1921 Abandoned
History

1881, August 17 Enrolled Port Huron, Michigan; cost $115,000

1882, March 23 Owned Lehigh Valley Transportation Company, Buffalo;

ran Chicago to Buffalo

1882, August Grounded near Waugoshance

1882, October 2 Boilers broke from fastenings in storm; 1 killed

1889, September Wheat laden, collision with R.L.FRYER off sand Beach

near Duluth, Minnesota

1890 Towed REUBEN DOWD

1896, August 14 Sunk in Saint Clair Ship Canal near Grosse Pointe in

collision with W.M.CHISHOLM; raised, repaired Detroit

Dry Dock Company

1900 Owned Tonawanda Iron & Steel Company, North Tonawanda, New York

1906 Repaired Buffalo; ran Duluth to Tonawanda in lumber trade

1916, May 12 Owned Twin City Transportation Company, Tonawanda, New

York

1918, April 16 Owned Western Steamship Corporation, Tonawanda

1918, May 3 Owned Lake Transportation Company, Mentor, Ohio

1919, July 2 Burned, Saint Lawrence River

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

OCEANICA (1881, Bulk Freighter)
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OCEANICA (1881, Bulk Freighter)