FISK, JAMES, JR. (1870, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
75388 / 75387
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Union Steamboat Line, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Stephen Caldwell, Vice President.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 + 54 x 36"; 400hp @74rpm; Perry & Lay compound engine by Shepard Iron Works. 8'6" x 18' tubular boiler; 11' wheel. 11' wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
216.3'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
12.4'
Tonnage (gross):
1095.95
Tonnage (net):
946.23
Capacity:
1200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Muir's Landing, St. Clair River.
Date:
14 Nov 1906
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Caught fire, beached; crew escaped in small boats.
History

1870, Jul 16 Launched.

1870, Aug 6 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; ran Buffalo - Chicago, IL service.

1874, Oct Aground Maumee River, Lake Erie; released.

1876 Ran Toledo, OH - Buffalo.

1878 Ran Buffalo - Chicago.

1878, Aug 2 Collision with schooner S.H. FOSTER at Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron.

1880 New arches.

1883 Boiler explosion near Frankfort, MI, Lake Michigan.

1884, Oct 16 Propeller damaged by fire, Lake Erie.

1886 Owned Ward's Detroit & Lake Superior Line, Detroit, MI.

1887, May Holed by ice opposite Outer Island.

1891 Firebox boiler 9'6" x 15'6"; 100# steam by D.D. Engine Works, Detroit, MI.

1892, Apr 22 Owned Crescent Transportation Co., Hamtramck, MI; repaired at Detroit, MI.

1895 Ran Buffalo - Toledo.

1896, May 12 Owned Union Transit Co., Buffalo, NY.

1898 Ran Chicago - Duluth, MN.

1901, Apr 13 Owned Alvin Peter, Toledo, OH.

1901, May 25 Rebuilt as steambarge; 1 deck; 1 mast; 213 x 32.6 x 12.3; 914 gross / 737 net tons; to haul coal & lumber.

1905, May Holed by ice.

1906, Nov 14 Burned Muir's Landing, St. Clair river; burned to waterline.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

FISK, JAMES, JR. (1870, Bulk Freighter)
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FISK, JAMES, JR. (1870, Bulk Freighter)