SCOTT, THOMAS A. (1869, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
24785
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Wire rigged
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Hitchcock & Gibson
Original Owner and Location:
James C. & Edwin T. Evans, Buffalo, New York
Ownership Notes:
William Wells
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
50 x 38" 10.5 x 20' boiler Clyde wheel, 11' diameter
Dimensions
Length:
201'
Beam:
33.7'
Depth:
13.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1159.32
Capacity:
25,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin bay, Lake Michigan
Final Depth:
32'
How:
Sunk
Final Cargo:
Corn
Notes:
Sunk in collision with steamer AVON 1882, July 16 Anchor & chain recovered 1883, June 30 Documents surrendered
History

1869, April 28 Launched

1869, May 12 Enrolled Buffalo, New York; ran on Evans Line carrying

freight only

1869, November 17 Struck reef & sank, Straits of Mackinaw, Lake Huron

1870, June Raised by Coast Wrecking Company; towed by U.S.GRANT to

Wolverton's yard

1871 Owned Erie & Western Transportation Company, Erie, Pennsylvania;

ran on Anchor Line, Chicago to Erie & Buffalo

1871, September Sprung anchors

1876 Inspected as steamer

1877, June 11 Made 4 masted grain barge at Buffalo,

740.91 gross/700.93 net tons, capacity 1320 tons

1880, October 29 Sunk, Lake Michigan

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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SCOTT, THOMAS A. (1869, Package Freighter)