SPENCER, GEORGE (1884, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
85849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Plain head & round stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Master Carpenter:
Thomas Quayle's sons
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Wilson, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 & 50 x 36", 625hp, 92rpm engine by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1884 10.5 x 17', 100 pounds steam firebox boiler, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, 1884
Dimensions
Length:
230.5'
Beam:
37.2'
Depth:
18.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1360.75
Tonnage (net):
1082.79
Capacity:
1450 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Thomasville, Minnesota, Lake Superior
Date:
28 Nov 1905
How:
Stranded
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Struck by gale while towing barge AMBOY, both driven ashore
History

Originally in coal & iron ore trade

One of the first vessels to load iron ore at Two Harbors, Minnesota when it opened in 1884

1884, July 21 First enrolled, Cleveland, Ohio

1885, 1886 Towed DAVID DOWS

1886, September 13 Aground, Erie, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie

1887 Towed barge IRONTON

1887, May 3 Fitted out at Sault Ste.Marie, Michigan

1887, October 24 Aground Church's Landing, Sault Ste.Marie

1888 Towed M.E.SPENCER

1888, March 16 Owned B.L. Pennington, et.al., Cleveland

1889-1893

1896-1900 Towed B.L.PENNINGTON

1889, April 5 Owned Lockwood-Taylor Hardware Company, et.al., Cleveland

1889, May 10 Ashore off Thunder Bay, Lake Huron; repaired at Alpena,

Michigan

1893, October 10 Wheelsman Timothy Mulcahy fell off deck & drowned,

Duluth, Minnesota

1893, October 16 Lost main top-mast, lower mast head & canvas off

Vermillion, Minnesota

1894, June 3 Collided with schooner ALVERSON at Soo Canal, Michigan

1895, March 29 Owned Commercial Transit Company, Willoughby, Ohio

1897, May 21 Two masts

1899, April 14 Owned Tonawanda Iron & Steel Company, Tonawanda, New

York

1905 Towed AMBOY

1905, November 28 Stranded, Thomasville, Minnesota

1905, December 5 Documents surrendered, Niagara Fall, New York

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

SPENCER, GEORGE (1884, Bulk Freighter)
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SPENCER, GEORGE (1884, Bulk Freighter)