OWEN, J. EMORY (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
76731
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: hold beams, diagonal straps on frames, steel boilerhouse, sister CHARLES STEWART PARNELL
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
87
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Company
Original Owner and Location:
J.Emory Owen Transportation Company, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19, 32 + 52 x 40", 750hp at 84rpm engine built by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan, 1888 11'2" x 11'6", 150 pounds steam, scotch boilers built by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, New York, 1888 12' wheel
Dimensions
Length:
256.4'
Beam:
38.5'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1739.53
Tonnage (net):
1292.47
Capacity:
2700 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
22 miles East of Southeast Shoals, Lake Erie
Date:
18 Dec 1909
How:
Sunk by ice
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Bound Boyne City, Michigan to Buffalo, New York; crew rescued by propeller MAPLETON; raising attempted through 1910
History

1888, May 16 Launched

1889-95 Regularly towed MICHIGAN & ELIZABETH A. NICHOLSON

1891, May Broke machiery, Sault Saint Marie, Michigan

1895, November 26 Ahore near Lakeside, 18 miles above Chicago,

Illinois, with consorts; owned J. Emory Owen Estate,

Detroit, Michigan; NICHOLSON total loss

1896 Continued to tow MICHIGAN

1898, April Grounded Grosse Point, Detroit River

1898, May Grounded on reef near Middle Island, Lake Huron

1903, December 5 Burned near Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan

1905, April 28 Rebuilt as stemabarge F.A. MEYER; owned William Strong,

Tonawanda, New York; 256.4 x 38.5 x 15.8', 1264

gross/1034 net tons

1906, June Struck steamer RUTH at Buffalo dock, New York

1906, August Record load of lumber (1,500,000') Duluth, Minnesota to

Tonawanda, New York

1909, December 18 Sunk by ice; owned Adam Hartman, Tonawanda

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

OWEN, J. EMORY (1888, Bulk Freighter)
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OWEN, J. EMORY (1888, Bulk Freighter)