IRON AGE (1880, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
100256
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
A. McVittie
Original Owner and Location:
Detroit Transportation Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
42" x 32" engine by Detroit Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, 1880; Engine number 91. 13 x 11 Scotch boiler, 110 pounds steam by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, 1880.
Dimensions
Length:
176'
Beam:
34.1'
Depth:
16.9'
Tonnage (gross):
859.46
Tonnage (net):
712.63
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles SSE of Bar Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
4 Jun 1909
How:
Burned to water line.
Notes:
Later dynamited as a hazard, 1909, September 7.
History

1880, Jul Aground, Lake Superior, 3 fathoms; ore trade.

1883 Towed JAMES COUCH.

1883, Apr Aground Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie.

1885 Towed SCOTIA, SAN DIEGO & THOMAS PARSONS.

1886, Sep 10 Stranded on reef near Hyde Park reef, Lake Michigan; towed C.H. BORTON.

1887, Feb 3 Lengthened 48 feet at Detroit; capacity 1602 tons; towed IRON CITY.

1887 226' x 34.4' x 16.8', 2 decks, 4 masts, 1114 gross tons; new boiler 13' x 11', by John McGregor.

1888 Towed ED NICHOLSON & IRON QUEEN.

1889, Oct 4 Stranded near Topsail Island Shoal, Sault Ste. Marie, released by tug SWAIN.

1896 Reboilered, 12.25' x 11.5' Scotch boiler, 125 pounds steam by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1896.

1898, Aug Engine damaged by piston rod letting go, machinery badly damaged, to be made a compound.

1898 Given steeple compound engine, 24", 44" x 32", 485hp, 90rpm, by

Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit.

1899 Owned James Corrigan, Wickliffe, OH.

1899, May 2 Ashore Port Colborne, ONT; owned Parke & Millen, Detroit.

1907, Jan 16 Owned W.J. Willoughby et al, Willoughby, OH.

1909, Jun 4 Burned near Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1909, Jun 14 Documents surrendered, Cleveland, OH.

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

IRON AGE (1880, Bulk Freighter)
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IRON AGE (1880, Bulk Freighter)