TACOMA (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
145268
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Steel arches, diagonal straps on her frames; steel boiler house; Providence steam windlass, 7 hatches.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Wilson et al, Cleveland
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 52 x 48", 600hp @ 75rpm engine by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH (1881). 8 x 16' @ 95# steam, firebox boilers by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
260.7'
Beam:
38.7'
Depth:
21.7'
Tonnage (gross):
1,879.12
Tonnage (net):
1,609.59
Capacity:
2,700 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ludington, MI, South Mill dock.
Lake Michigan.



Date:
23 Aug 1914
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned at her dock where she was lying idle.
History

1881, Sep 9 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; cost $125,000.

1881, Sep 29 Cleared Duluth, MN with record 53,000 bushels wheat.

1882, Mar 24 Owned Leigh Valley Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY for coal trade.

1885, Oct 24 Lost rudder on Lake Superior; rescued by GEORGE SPENCER.

1887, Jun Grain laden, damaged by collision with steamer CONTINENTAL near Detroit.

1893 Towed WADENA.

1895 Two 12.5 x 11.5' @ 140# steam, scotch boilers by Morgan Iron Works, New York City.

1900, Apr 11 Owned Lake Shore Transit Co., Vermillion, OH, J.C. Gilchrist, Cleveland, president.

1903, Apr 30 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co., Mentor, OH, J.C.Gilchrist, president.

1913, Sep 8 Collision with steamer P.P. MILLER at Buffalo harbor.

1914, Aug 23 Burned Ludington, MI.

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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TACOMA (1881, Bulk Freighter)