FEDORA (1889, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
120749
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
48
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
James McBrier et al, Erie, PA.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20.31 & 54 x 42", 900hp @ 78rpm engine from Frontier Iron Works, Port Huron, MI (1889). 11 x 12' @ 150# steam scotch boiler by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY (1889).
Dimensions
Length:
282.2'
Beam:
41.5'
Depth:
20.1'
Tonnage (gross):
1848.81
Tonnage (net):
1476.93
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Red Cliff near Bayfield, WI.
Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior.
Date:
20 Sep 1901
Final Depth:
10'
How:
Burned & wrecked.
Notes:
Machinery salvaged.
History

Duplicate of steamers JOHN MITCHELL & GEORGE W. RUBY; cost $125,000.

1889, Apr or May 6 Launched.

1889, May Wheel repaired.

1896, Sep 21 Collision with consort DAVID MACY at Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1899, Oct Collision with dock at Port Huron, MI.

1900 Owned W.W. Brown & Horace S. Wilkinson, Cleveland, OH.

1901, Sep 20 Burned & ran ashore near Red Cliff, WI; owned Great Lakes Steamship Co.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

FEDORA (1889, Bulk Freighter)
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FEDORA (1889, Bulk Freighter)