STEPHENSON, GEORGE (1896, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
86367
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Channel system framing; double bottom ballast; 3 watertight bulkheads
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
116
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Company
Original Owner and Location:
Bessemer Steamship Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
25, 40 + 67 x 44", 1700hp at 76rpm engine built by F.W.Wheeler, Bay City, Michigan, 1897 (later listed as 21.125, 36 + 59.875 x 44) 13'6" x 12'6", 175 pounds steam, scotch boilers
Dimensions
Length:
407.4'
Beam:
49.3'
Depth:
23.8'
Tonnage (gross):
4563.69
Tonnage (net):
3502.91
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, Ontario, Lake Ontario
Date:
  1963
How:
Scrapped by Steel Company of Canada, Limited
History

1896, September 23 Launched

1898 Towed SIR I.L. BELL

1898, August 3 Disabled machinery, Port Huron, Michigan, Lake Huron

1901 Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Company, Cleveland, Ohio

1910 Two 14' x 11'6", 210 pounds steam, induced draft, scotch boilers

built by American Ship building Company, Lorain, Ohio

1925-26 Rebuilt; 408 x 48'6" x 28; 3884 gross/3155 net tons

1939 Owned Buckeye Steamship Company, Cleveland, Ohio

1959 Owned Beta Lake Ship Company, Incorporated / Continental Grain

Company, Buffalo, New York; converted to barge for grain storage;

3979 gross & net tons

1962 Owned Diesel Sales & Service, Limited, Burlington, Ontario

1963-64 Scrapped

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

STEPHENSON, GEORGE (1896, Bulk Freighter)
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STEPHENSON, GEORGE (1896, Bulk Freighter)