WHEELER, F.W. (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
120676
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Master Carpenter:
Captain Cuson
Original Owner and Location:
David Whitney, Jr., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19, 30, 52 x 40", 800hp @ 80rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1887. 10 x 11' @ 150# steam, scotch boiler by Dry Dock Engine Works, 1887. 12' diameter propeller, 14' pitch.
Dimensions
Length:
265.5'
Beam:
40.5'
Depth:
19.4'
Tonnage (gross):
1,687.89
Tonnage (net):
1,175.05
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 miles east of Michigan City, IN.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
3 Dec 1893
How:
Stranded 1 mile off shore in snowstorm.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
History

1891, Apr 14 Owned Whitney Trasportation Co., Detroit, MI.

1892, Sep 3 Aground off Point Aux Pins, near Sault Ste Marie.

1893, Dec 3 Stranded Lake Michigan.

1893, Dec 20 Enrolled surrendered, Detroit.

1894, Oct 3 Machinery recovered by Reid Wrecking Co., Bay City, MI.

1894, Oct 4 Scow loaded with the machinery lost in storm off Muskegon.

1894, Oct 23 Scow raised & in Muskegon harbor.

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

WHEELER, F.W. (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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WHEELER, F.W. (1887, Bulk Freighter)