FITZGERALD, R.P. (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
110745
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
81
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
R.P. Fitzgerald et al., Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
26 + 48 x 40"; 650hp @ 85rpm engine from Dry Dock Engine Works (1887). 9'6" x 14' firebox boilers @100# steam from Buhl Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1887).
Dimensions
Length:
256.6'
Beam:
38'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1682
Tonnage (net):
1576
Capacity:
2300 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pine River, St. Clair, MI.
Date:
26 May 1924
Notes:
1963 Wreck removed.
History

1887, Jul Launched Springwells.

1887, Oct 1 Damaged in collision with canal boat ISABELLA at Chicago, IL.

1895, Oct 27 Aground Grosse Point; released.

1896, Jun 25 Struck Corsica Shoal, Lake Huron; repaired Port Huron.

1898 Large repairs; 256 x 38 x 21; 1681 gross / 1175 net tons.

1900, Feb 5 Owned Wiley M. Egan et al, Chicago, IL.

1907, Jul 3 Owned George B. Taylor, Erie, PA.

1915, Aug 10 Owned Theobald Emig, St. Clair, MI; 1578.73 gross / 1175 net tons.

1918, Oct 3 Collision wth barge GAMPION, St. Clair River.

1921 Laid up Pine River, St. Clair, MI.

1924, May 26 Abandoned; documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

FITZGERALD, R.P. (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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FITZGERALD, R.P. (1887, Bulk Freighter)