PERSIAN (1874, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
150064
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 5 watertight bulkheads
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Quayle & Murphy
Original Owner and Location:
R.K. & A. K. Winslow, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Two high pressure engines built by Globe Iron Works Company, Cleveland, Ohio 18 x 8.5', 160 pounds steam boilers, made with .5 inch iron
Dimensions
Length:
243.7'
Beam:
40.1'
Depth:
18.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1630
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles SSE of Long Point, Lake Erie
Date:
26 Aug 1875
Final Depth:
25-30 fathoms
How:
Fire
Final Cargo:
Corn & wheat
Notes:
Caught fire offshore, burned to waters edge & sank Crew & two passengers rescued by schooner MONTANA & tug MERRICK, propeller EMPIRE STATE attempted to extinguish fire, but was not able to do so Vessel was scuttled by first mate
History

1874, July 18 Launched at Cleveland as the largest bulk freighter to

date, built for Lake Superior trade

1874, August On maiden trip carried largest cargo out of Marquette,

1,316 gross tons iron ore to Cleveland

1874, November Brought to Buffalo largest cargo wheat, 63,194 bushels

1875, May Loaded 83,883 bushels grain at Milwaukee for Buffalo

1875, September 30 Documents surrendered, "vessel wrecked"

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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PERSIAN (1874, Bulk Freighter)