MACY, SYLVANUS J. (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
115784
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: One stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Morley & Hill
Original Owner and Location:
H. C. Ralph, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19 + 38 x 34", 450hp at 77rpm engine by Christie & DeGraff, Frontier Iron Works. 9 x 15' boiler, Thomas McGregor.
Dimensions
Length:
164'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
548.42
Tonnage (net):
474.93
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Long Point, abeam of Port Burwell, ONT. Lake Erie.
Date:
23 Nov 1902
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo, New York - Kenosha & Racine, WI, foundered in gale; all 14 crew lost.
History

Outfit by James P. Donaldson, Detroit; Globe Iron Works patent windlass; named for son of Josiah Macy, New York City & Rochester coal shipper.

1881, Jul 29 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1881, Sep 21 Sunk schooner VICTOR in collision.

1882, Mar 31 Same owner, Inter Lake Transportation Co, Detroit.

1883, Apr 29 Opened Straits.

1885 Towed ISHPEMING & JOHN BURT.

1885, May 27 Ashore near Blue Point above Presque, Lake Huron.

1886 Towed barges CAMDEN & JOHN BURT.

1888 Rebuilt at John Oades yard, Detroit; 2 decks 164.6 x 31.8 x 11.4'; 752.56 gross / 613 net tons.

1891, Sep Ashore near Whitefish Point; jettisoned 8,000 bushels wheat.

1892 Towed MABEL WILSON.

1894 1 firebox boiler 9'6" x 13' at 120 pounds steam by Dry Dock Engine Company, Detroit (1894).

1896 Reduced to 2 masts.

1896, Sep 22 Full of water in collision with steamer FEDORA.

1902, Nov 23 Foundered, Lake Erie.

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

MACY, SYLVANUS J. (1881, Bulk Freighter)
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MACY, SYLVANUS J. (1881, Bulk Freighter)