PHILADELPHIA (1868, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
20142
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
David Bell
Original Owner and Location:
J.C. & E.T. Evans Co., Buffalo
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
36,36 x 36", 400hp engine by Shepard Iron works, Buffalo. 11'6" x 22', 385(?)# steam, boiler by David Bell, Buffalo. 11' diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
236'
Beam:
34.3'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
1,436.6
Tonnage (net):
1,230.15
Capacity:
1,600 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles Norhteast of Point Aux Barques, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
7 Nov 1893
Final Depth:
124'
How:
Collision with propeller ALBANY.
Final Cargo:
Coal & other merchandise.
Notes:
24 lost from both crews.
History

1868 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; 2nd metal freighter built Lakes.

1873, Feb 1 Owned Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie, PA.

1873, Jul 4 Struck rock at the head of Lake Erie & sank in 16' water; refloated Jul 19.

1875 Repaired; conpletely overhauled.

1884, Apr 6 Completely rebuilt; 2 steel boilers installed.

1891, Nov 30 Sank in Detroit River.

1892, Apr 7 Repairs at Springwells Dry Dock, Detroit; hull & machinery overhauled, bottom sheathed with 4" oak end to end.

1893, May 15 Grounded near Two Harbors, MN & stove a hole in her bow; repaired.

1893, Nov 7 Collision with propeller ALBANY & sank on Lake Huron.

1893, Dec 31 Enrollment surrendered Erie, PA.

1973 Wreck located by John Steele.

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

PHILADELPHIA (1868, Package Freighter)
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PHILADELPHIA (1868, Package Freighter)