SPECULAR (1882, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
115876
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Presley & Company
Master Carpenter:
George Presley
Original Owner and Location:
Republic Iron Company, Marquette, Michigan
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
263'
Beam:
38.4'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1687.13
Tonnage (net):
1602.78
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pelee Passage, Lake Erie
Date:
22 Aug 1900
Final Depth:
20'
How:
Collision
Final Cargo:
Iron ore
Notes:
Victim of hit & run by steamer DENVER
History

1886, 1887 Towed by COLONIAL

1888, February Rebuilt as bulk freighter by Presley & Company at

Cleveland, Ohio; 263 x 34.75 x 22', 1741 gross tons,

1439 net tons; single deck with hold-beams, steel

arches, steel boiler-house & a reinforced bow for

working in ice; 1 fore & aft compound engine, 30 & 56 x

48", 750hp; 75rpm, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, 1888; 2

scotch boilers, 12 x 12.5', 115 pounds steam, Globe

Iron Works, Cleveland, 1888; 2100 tons capacity

1889, September Towed barge FONTANA

1889, October 2 Grounded off Round Island, Michigan, Waiska Bay, Lake

Superior; released by tug A.J. SMITH

1891, June 29 Collided with steamer MARTINI at Bois Blanc light, off

Bar Point, Detroit River

1892, 93, 94, 98, 99 Towed barge MAGNETIC in ore trade from Marquette,

Michigan

1899 Towed G.R.HOLLAND

1900, August 22 Sunk by DENVER, Pelee Passage, Lake Erie

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

SPECULAR (1882, Schooner-barge)
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SPECULAR (1882, Schooner-barge)