SCHLESINGER, FERDINAND (1891, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
120841
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
David Vance & Co., Milwaukee
Ownership Notes:
Claimed largest vessel built to date on lakes
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21", 33 1/2", 57" x 42", 1,100hp, 76rpm engine, S. F. Hodge 12' 6" x 12', 150# steam scotch boilers
Dimensions
Length:
305.7'
Beam:
43.4'
Depth:
20.7'
Tonnage (gross):
2,607
Tonnage (net):
2,081
Capacity:
3,200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 miles southeast of Passage Island Light
Lake Superior
Date:
26 May 1919
How:
foundered in gale
Final Cargo:
3,514 tons coal
History

1902 Owned, Frank L. Vance.

1902 Owned, Wisconsin Steamship Co.

1905, Nov Ashore near False Presque Isle, Lake Huron.

1916 Owned, Chester A. Massey.

1919 Foundered, Lake Superior.

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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SCHLESINGER, FERDINAND (1891, Bulk Freighter)