SOO CITY (1888, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
116217
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Double decker, steel arches, diagonal straps, 2 watertight bulkheads, steam windlass.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
40
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Master Carpenter:
George F. Williams
Original Owner and Location:
Delta Transportation Co., Escanaba, MI
Ownership Notes:
Ira H. Owen, president.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 + 42 x 36", 600hp @ 100rpm engine by Samuel Hodge Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1888). 12 x 15' @ 125# steam, firebox boiler by Buhl Iron Works, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
171.1'
Beam:
33.5'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
670
Tonnage (net):
438
Capacity:
500 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cape Race, Newfoundland.
St. Lawrence Gulf.
Date:
22 Dec 1908
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Foundered enroute to her new home in Gulf Coast; all crew (19) lost.
History

1888, Jun 18 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; ran Cheboygan, MI to St. Ignace, Mackinaw & Sault Ste. Marie with MINNIE & OSSIFRAGE.

1890-91 Chartered to Northern Michigan Line with CITY OF CHARLEVOIX & LAWRENCE; ran Chicago to Grand Traverse Bay & Petoskey, MI.

1892 Chartered by Vadalia Line; ran St. Joseph, MI to Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL.

1893 Ran Chicago to Michigan City, IN.

1895, May 23 Owned Grand Rapids & Chicago Steamboat Co.; ran Holland, MI to Chicago with CITY OF HOLLAND.

1898, Dec Sunk by ice damage at Holland, MI.

1901, Apr 13 Owned Graham & Morton Transportation Co.; ran Chicago to Holland with ARGO.

1903, Mar 11 Owned A. Booth & Co., Chicago; ran Chicago to South Haven.

1904, Nov New scotch boilers at Ferrysburg, MI.

1905 Operated by Hackley Transportation Co.; ran Chicago to Muskegon, MI.

1906 Operated by Indiana Transportation Co.; ran Chicago to Michigan City.

1907, Feb 1 Owned Indiana Transportation Co.; same route.

1908, Nov 4 Owned Felix Jackson, Velasco, TX.

1908, Dec 8 Foundered Gulf St. Lawrence.

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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SOO CITY (1888, Propeller)