STARRUCCA (1875, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
115381
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Company
Original Owner and Location:
Union Steamboat Company, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
218.3'
Beam:
34.5'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1313.09
Tonnage (net):
1155.2
Final Disposition
Final Location:
About 10 miles east of Grand Marais, Michigan, Lake Superior
Date:
15 Nov 1888
How:
Stranded & wrecked
Final Cargo:
General merchandise
Notes:
Bound Buffalo, New York to Duluth, Minnesota; crew rescued by Deer Park Lifesaving Station; some cargo salvaged 1889, March Tug RAMBLER received wheel
History

Ran Buffalo, New York - Chicago, Illinois

1878, May Collided wtih barge ANNA SMITH

1878, June 3 Struck Menomonee, Michigan drawbridge

1885, Fall Towed J.GODFREY & J.H.RUTTER, in grain trade

1885, November Storm damage

1887, April Operated by Lake Superior Transit Company

1887, November To be given steel arches

1888, June Grounded Burlingame Reef, Lake Superior

1888, November 15 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

STARRUCCA (1875, Package Freighter)
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STARRUCCA (1875, Package Freighter)