SITKA (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
116174
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: two stacks; reinforced bow; diagonal steel straps; steel boilerhouse; duplicate? of W. H. GRATWICK & F. W. WHEELER
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler & Co.
Master Carpenter:
Frank W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Wilson & Oscar T. Flint, et al, Cleveland, OH & Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 32 & 52 x 42", 800hp @ 85rpm engine, Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI watertube boilers, M. Riter
Dimensions
Length:
272.55'
Beam:
40.5'
Depth:
19.4'
Tonnage (gross):
1,740.57
Tonnage (net):
1,227.73
Capacity:
2,600 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Big Point Sable, MI
Lake Michigan
Date:
4 Oct 1904
How:
driven ashsore, broke in two, wrecked
Final Cargo:
iron ore
Notes:
crew escaped 1905, Mar 30 Documents surrendered
History

1887, Aug Launched.

1889-91 Towed whaleback barges.

1890 Reboilered; two 11' x 12', 150# steam, scotch boilers, Cleveland Ship Building Co., OH; one stack.

1890, Mar 27 Owned Wilson Transit Co., Wickliffe, OH.

1890, May New rudder.

1891, Dec 7 Grounded with coal, Point Sable, Lake Superior.

1893, May 2 Grounded with wheat, Kettel Point, Lake Huron.

1895-99 Towed YUKON.

1900 New deck.

1903, Apr 15 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co., Mentor, OH.

1904, Oct 4 Wrecked.

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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SITKA (1887, Bulk Freighter)