DAVIDSON, JAMES (1874, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
75786
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
50 x 40" engine, S. F. Hodge & Co, Detroit, MI. 12.5 x 26' boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
230.6'
Beam:
37'
Depth:
19.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1456
Tonnage (net):
1202
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
4 Oct 1883
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo - Duluth with consort MIDDLESEX, struck SE end of the island & wrecked.
History

1874, Jun 23 Enrolled Port Huron.

1874, Sep 12 Cleared Chicago with 60,700 bushels grain.

1874, Oct 13 Loaded 110,000 bushels of oats, Chicago - Buffalo; Capt. Davidson claims 121,315 bushels, largest cargo ever carried on Lakes until now.

1875, May 15 Enrolled Buffalo, same owner.

1877 Refastened, bishop arches added.

1880 Towed J.C. KING & OGARITA.

1881, Apr 29 Sold to St. Clair Navigation Co., East China, MI.

1881, Sep 15 Left Duluth with 49,200 bushels wheat, largest load ever taken out by any one vessel.

1882 Towed barge J. D. SAWYER.

1883, Oct 4 Wrecked Thunder Bay Island.

1883, Nov 10 Documents surrendered, wrecked & abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
U. S. Merchant Vessels
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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

DAVIDSON, JAMES (1874, Bulk Freighter)
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DAVIDSON, JAMES (1874, Bulk Freighter)