SCOTIA (1873, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
115271
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Iron
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Company
Master Carpenter:
Gibson & Craig
Original Owner:
Charles Ensign & Holt
Ownership Notes:
Holt, Ensign & Company
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 40 x 36", 600hp at 72rpm by King Iron Works, Buffalo, New York, 1873
Dimensions
Length:
231.5'
Beam:
34.8'
Depth:
15'
Tonnage (gross):
1502.01
Tonnage (net):
1334.83
Capacity:
1701 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Keweenaw Point, Michigan, Lake Superior
Date:
24 Oct 1884
How:
Wrecked
Final Cargo:
Wheat
Notes:
Ashore in snow storm; broke in two; bound Buffalo, New York to Duluth, Minnesota 1886, August Boilers & engines recovered; some iron 1890 Iron frame cut into moveable pieces; sold to Duluth junk dealers 1974 9' propeller salvaged; at Fort Wilkins State Park Museum, Copper Harbor
History

1873, May 19 Launched Union Iron Company yard; duplicate of RUSSIA,

CUBA, JAVA, cost $166,000; ran Buffalo to Chicago & Lake

Superior on Union Line

1873, July Carried largest cargo, 1720 tons

1877 Ran wild

1878 Ran on Commercial Line

1878, August 15 Ashore, Toledo, Ohio

1881 Stopped at Port Huron on Buffalo to Chicago run

1884, August 28 Owned J.G. Milburn

1884, September 8 Ashore on rocks, Agate Bay; repaired Detroit

1884, October 20 Owned P.P. Pratt, F.L. Danforth & James Ash

1884, October 24 Wrecked, 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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SCOTIA (1873, Package Freighter)