ONOKO (1882, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
155048
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Hold beams; 2 watertight bulkheads; steel boiler house.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Master Carpenter:
John Smith
Original Owner and Location:
Philip Minch et al, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30 & 56 x 48" stroke engine; 900 hp@75 rpm; built by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH; 2 tubular boilers; 8'8" x 17'12"; 100# steam, Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
287.3'
Beam:
38.8'
Depth:
20.7'
Tonnage (gross):
2164
Tonnage (net):
193.3
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Knife Island.
Lake Superior.
Date:
15 Sep 1915
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Sprang leak under engine; sank fast; crew abandoned ship, picked up by tanker RENOWN; no casualties.
History

1882, Mar 31 Enrolled Cleveland, OH as first iron-hulled bulk freighter in world.

1882, Apr Entered service as largest bulk freighter on lakes; set cargo records for coal, iron ore, & grain for next 10 yrs.

1884, May Collision with schooner W.S. CROSTHWAITE.

1885, Aug Towed disabled schooner C.H. BURTON to Detroit.

1892 Reboilered; 2 scotch boilers; 12 x 12.5'; 110# steam; from Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.

1892, Oct Aground above Soo Canal; lightered; released.

1893, Nov Collision with steamer C.H. LOCKWOOD.

1895 Owned Nicholas Transit Co., Willoughby Township, OH.

1896, May 16 Sunk schooner MARY D. AYER off Racine, WI; 5 lives lost.

1908 Rebuilt; new steel decks; steel cabins aft.

1915, Sep 15 Foundered; sunk.

1915, Sep 20 Documents surrendered.

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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ONOKO (1882, Bulk Freighter)