CUBA (1875, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
71153
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, ONT
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Powers & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
John Procter, Hamilton, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 30", 200hp engine by Davidson & Doran, Kingston, ONT.
Dimensions
Length:
142'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11.7'
Tonnage (gross):
647.39
Tonnage (net):
434.11
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles below Berthier, QUE.
St. Lawrence River.
Date:
6 Jun 1920
How:
Foundered.
History

1875, Jun 9 Registered Hamilton, ONT; ran on Western Express Line, Montreal, QUE - Chicago, IL.

1877 Owned Samuel Crangle, Hamilton, ONT.

1880, Apr Ran with ARMENIA Toronto, ONT - Ogdensburg, NY with Northeasten Transportation Co.

1882 Owned Haggerty & Grassett, et al, Hamilton; leaking, ran ashore Genessee, NY.

1883 Rebuilt, lengthened 30 feet at Port Dalhousie, 177' x 26' x 11.5', 931.13 gross, 598.65 net tons; 18 + 34 x 30, 280hp at 75rpm steeple compound engine by Davidson & Doran, Kingston, ONT; ran on Merchant's Line, Montreal - Chicago.

1884, Nov 25 Sank, Alexandria Reef, St. Lawrence River; raised.

1885 Ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago.

1887 Ran Windsor - Montreal with ARMENIA & CALIFORNIA.

1889 Owned John D. Boyden & Co. out of Toronto, Hamilton & Montreal; ran Montreal - Kingston & Chicago.

1890, Jul 13 Ran on Gray's Reef, Straits, corn laden; later libeled.

1899 Owned Jacques & Co.

1907, Mar Owned Battle Island Pulp Co.

1910 Reduced to a barge 168.7' x 25.6' x 11', 386 gross tons.

1920, Jun 6 Foundered, St. Lawarence River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

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CUBA (1875, Propeller)