VEGA (1893, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
161706
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Double bottoms, hold beams, 3 watertight bulkheads, steel boilerhouse.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner:
Frank H. Brown et al
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
27 + 50 x 36", 675hp @ 85rpm engine by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland. 9 x 14' @ 112# steam, firebox boilers by Globe Iron works.
Dimensions
Length:
301'
Beam:
38' 6"
Depth:
25'
Tonnage (gross):
2,143
Tonnage (net):
1,734
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fox Islands.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Nov 1905
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Bound for Gary, IN, she was caught in "big blow" of 1905 & was pounded on rocks; crew rescued by Indians.
History

1894, May Aground Goose Point; released.

1896 Towed LIZZIE A LAW in Duluth ore trade.

1898, May Aground Gull Island, Apostles group, towing disabled steamer BULGARIA; released by tug SINGER; repaired Duluth, MN.

1899 Owned David Wallace, Lorain, OH.

1902 Owned Vega Steam Ship co., Drake & Maythem, Buffalo.

1903 Owned J.C. Gilchrist, Gilchrist Transportation Co.

1905, Nov 29 Wrecked Lake Michigan.

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

VEGA (1893, Bulk Freighter)
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VEGA (1893, Bulk Freighter)