SACRAMENTO (1895, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
116682
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: One stack, straps & chords on frames, bow sheathed for ice similar to RAPPAHANNOCK & SHENANDOAH
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, West Bay City, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33 & 54 X 42", 1200HP engine, 86RPM, by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, Michigan, 1895 12.25 x 12', 160 pounds steam scotch boilers by Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, Michigan, 1895 Steel boiler house
Dimensions
Length:
308.2'
Beam:
42.6'
Depth:
21.2'
Tonnage (gross):
2380
Tonnage (net):
1903
Capacity:
3500 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Davidson Shipyard, West Bay City, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
  1938
How:
Abandoned
History

Towed various Davidson barges in ore & coal trades

1895, November 15 Collided with consort PAISLEY in fog, Port Huron,

Michigan, Lake Huron

1898 Towed ALGERIA, ABYSSINIA, GRANADA & PAISLEY

1898, April 28 Struck pier, Sault Saint Marie; damaged

1899 Towed CRETE

1900, 1901 Towed MATANTAS

1901 Towed GRANADA, PREZORIA

1905 Rebuilt

1906, August 3 Struck in draw of Ohio Street Bridge, Buffalo, New York

1917 Struck reef near Port Austin Reef lighthouse, Lake Huron;

recovered

1918 Rebuilt

Early 1930s Laid up at Davidson Shipyard, West Bay City, Michigan

c1938 Abandoned

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

SACRAMENTO (1895, Bulk Freighter)
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SACRAMENTO (1895, Bulk Freighter)