PLANKINTON, JOHN (1889, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
76798
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 2 stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
53
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Wiley M. Egan et al, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 52 x 42", 875hp, 86rpm engine by H.G. Trout, Buffalo, NY, 1889. 12 x 14', 110# steam, firebox boilers, M. Riter, Buffalo, NY, 1889.
Dimensions
Length:
267'
Beam:
40.9'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
1,821
Tonnage (net):
1,461
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off 5th Street, Detroit, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
9 May 1917
Final Depth:
40'
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Collided with carferry DETROIT & sunk; machinery later salvaged & hull leveled with explosives.
History

1893, Nov 29 Rudder gone & drifted on Lake Michigan.

1898 Large repairs; diagonal straps on frames, steel boiler house; 267 x 41 x 23'; 1,821 gross/ 1,461 net tons.

1899 Owned R.P. Fitzgerald et al, Milwaukee, WI.

1905 Owned Pittsburgh & Erie Coal Co.

1908, Sep 17 Struck unknown obstruction with propeller, 1 blade broke off, Calumet(?) River, Chicago, IL.

1917, May 9 Collided with & sank by carferry DETROIT, Detroit River.

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

PLANKINTON, JOHN (1889, Bulk Freighter)
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PLANKINTON, JOHN (1889, Bulk Freighter)