DIXON, HIRAM R. (1883, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
95761
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Mystic, CT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Menhaden trade.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Mystic Marine Railway & Machine
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 36" cylinders x 24" stroke; 245hp @ 83rpm.
Dimensions
Length:
118'
Beam:
20.5'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
155.9
Tonnage (net):
97.24
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Quebec Harbour, Michipicoten Island, ONT.
Lake Superior.
Date:
18 Aug 1903
How:
Fire.
Final Cargo:
Camp supplies.
Notes:
Total loss. 1904 Rebuilt, Goderich, ONT as CARIBOU, C116249.
History

1888, Aug Brought to Great Lakes; owned Booth Packing Co., Chicago, IL; Lake Superior north shore route.

1889 New firebox boiler, 8' x 14', McGregor, Duluth, MN; licensed for 53 passengers.

1890, Oct 5 Grounded near Grand Portage, Lake Superior; released by tugs RECORD & CARRINGTON.

1890, Oct 17 Damage repaired; returned to service.

1891, Aug 26 Entered mail service between Two Harbors, MN & Grand Marais, MI on Lake Superior north shore.

1892 Rebuilt; 2 decks; 1 mast; 147.2 x 20.6 x 9; 329.4 gross / 255 net tons.

1892, Nov 28 Steam pipe explosion, Duluth; 2 killed.

1893, Aug 30 6 crew dismissed for theft.

1893, Nov 5 Smashed pier Duluth; no damage to ship.

1894, Dec Blown steam valve; stranded 8 miles from Grand Marais; towed to Duluth for repairs.

1901 Canadian registry C107600.

1902 Sault Ste. Marie, ONT home port.

1903, Aug 18 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

DIXON, HIRAM R. (1883, Propeller)
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DIXON, HIRAM R. (1883, Propeller)