LIBERTY (1889, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
141011
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fort Howard, WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Note: Plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
C.C. Fowles
Master Carpenter:
W.C. Forbes
Original Owner and Location:
Freeman et al., Green Bay, WI.
Ownership Notes:
E.B. Kellog, Green Bay.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
5'6" x 8'6.5", 109# steam firebox boiler, D.M. Barnes, Fort Howard, WI(1889).
Dimensions
Length:
96.8'
Beam:
18'
Depth:
5'
Tonnage (gross):
95.53
Tonnage (net):
69.98
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Marais, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
6 Jul 1919
How:
Burned.
GPS:
Latitude: 47 degrees 44' 45" Longitude: 90 degrees 20' 15"
Notes:
Burned to total loss in harbor.
History

1889, Apr 24 Launched.

1889, Jun 26 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1889, Sep 16 Burned, Green Bay, WI.

1891, May 14 Rebuilt as propeller, Milwaukee, WI; 96.8 x 18.3 x 5.5', 85.5 gross / 53.19 net tons; 16 1/2 x 18", 150hp, 125rpm HPNC engine, John Duncan Iron Works, Green Bay; owned W.A. Freeman, Fort Howard.

1894, Jul 31 Rebuilt, George B. Burger, Manitowoc, WI; 143.55 gross / 126.16 net tons; owned E.T. LeClair & J.F. Locke, Minneapolis, MN.

1895, Mar Oyster & fish trade for Baltimore Packing Co.

1898, Dec Rebuilt, Milwaukee.

1899, Apr 24 Owned A. Booth Packing Co., Chicago, IL.

1899 Ran Sault Ste. Marie & Grand Marais, MN, but laid at dock often for lack of business.

1900, Jan 22 Owned A. Booth & Co., Chicago.

1900 Ran Lake Superior; passenger, fish & other small freight business.

1902, Jul 2 Owned John O. Neesen et al, Manistee, MI.

1903 Ran Sylvan Beach, NY - Grand Haven, MI for Chicago & Milwaukee Line.

1903, Jun 23 Owned Robert H. Lanyon, Chicago.

1903, Sep 12 Owned Stoney Lake Steamship Co., Chicago.

1907, Apr 30 Owned John L. Huey, Chicago.

1907, Jul 13 Owned Henry Baby & W.H. Morton, Chicago.

1908, Feb 18 Owned Austin Harrington, Holland, MI.

1908, Jun 1 Owned Joseph E. Devine, Douglas, MI.

1908, Sep 22 Owned William Turnbull & Joseph Devine, Douglas.

1909, Sep 20 Owned Andrew H. Crawford.

1911, Jun 2 Owned J.M. & D.D. Clow, Marinette, WI.

1917, Jan 15 Caught in ice near Two Harbors, MN, Lake Superior.

1917, Jun 22 Rebuilt, Duluth, MN; 168.12 gross/ 100.56 net tons; owned Scandia Fish Co., Duluth.

1918, Jul 10 Rebuilt, Duluth; 96.8 x 18.3 x 6', 149.86 gross / 92 net tons.

1919 Operated as passenger vessel.

1919, Jul 6 Burned Grand Marais, MN, Lake Superior.

1919, Sep 23 Documents surrendered, Duluth.

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

LIBERTY (1889, Steamer)
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LIBERTY (1889, Steamer)