SPOKANE (1886, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
116104
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Globe Ship Building Company
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Wilson, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26, 50 x 42" engine, 750hp, 85rpm by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1886
Dimensions
Length:
249.5'
Beam:
39'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1741.90
Tonnage (net):
1465.48
History

1888, January 7 Holed by ice, Lake Superior, patched by crew

1890, March 20 Owned Wilson Transit Company, Wickliffe, Ohio

1890, October 30 Lost her propeller, Lake Superior, towed to Sault

Ste.Marie, then to Cleveland, Ohio

1892, February Lengthened 62.3 feet by Cleveland Ship Building Company

at Ship Owners Dry Dock No.1, Cleveland;

311.8' x 38.2' x 20.8', 2356.56 gross tons

1896 Reboilered, 11 x 13' scotch boilers, 120 pounds steam by

Cleveland Ship Building Company, Cleveland, Ohio

1907, October 28 Stranded in gale on Gull Rock, Manitou Island, Lake

Superior & abandoned

1909 Salvaged by Reid Wrecking Company, Sarnia, Ontario

1910 Redocumented United States, Owned James Reid Wrecking Company,

Port Huron, Michigan; reconstructed Port Huron, 2 decks, 2 masts

1913, April 11 Owned Spokane Steamship Company, Incorporated, J.T.

Reid, Port Huron

1919, September 4 An Otis elevator installed at Buffalo, New York for

automobile trade, 175 car capacity

1929, April 4 Owned Reid Transit Company, Incorportated, Port Huron

1930-32 Laid up below Port Huron

1935, December 6 Towed to Cleveland & up Cuyahoga River, woodwork

burned out then cut up by American Steel & Wire for

scrap

1935, December 18 Enrollment surrendered, Port Huron, "vessel

dismantled, reduced to scrap"

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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SPOKANE (1886, Bulk Freighter)