OWEN, JOHN (1889, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
76818
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: hold beams, diagonal steel straps, 2 watertight bulkheads, steel topside & boilerhouse, hull duplicate of MANCHESTER, LIVINGSTONE & THOMAS W. PALMER
Hull Materials:
Composite
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
95
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Company
Original Owner:
Cadillac Transportation Company
Ownership Notes:
J. Emery Owen, et.al.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
9.5, 33 & 56 x 42", 1500hp at 80rpm engine built by Detroit Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan, 1889 12'6" x 11', 160 pounds steam, scotch boilers built by Detroit Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, 1889 12.5' wheel
Dimensions
Length:
281'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
2127
Tonnage (net):
1608
Capacity:
3200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Northeast of Manitou Island, Lake Superior
Date:
12 Nov 1919
How:
Foundered in storm
Final Cargo:
Barley
Notes:
22 lost
History

1889, June Launched

1890, September 2 Grounded, Maumee Bay

1898, October Grounded Lime Kilns; extensive repairs

1896 Owned Owen Transportation Company, Detroit, Michigan

1919, November Foundered

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

OWEN, JOHN (1889, Bulk Freighter)
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OWEN, JOHN (1889, Bulk Freighter)