PENOBSCOT (1895, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
150705
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
108
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Eddie Shaw Transit Co., Bay City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22", 35.5", 59" x 44"; 1150hp, 80rpm engine, F. W. Wheeler & Co. 3' 10" x 12'; 170# steam scotch boiler, Wickes Brothers Boiler Works, Saginaw, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
351.9'
Beam:
44.5'
Depth:
23'
Tonnage (gross):
3502.28
Tonnage (net):
2864.63
Final Disposition
Date:
 Jul 1963
How:
Scrapped.
History

1895, Aug Launched.

1899, Aug 19 Aground in fog off Knife Island, Lake Superior, 20 miles northeast of Duluth, MN; salvaged by Captain Inman, Duluth.

1904, Sep 12 Aground Racine Reef, Lake Michigan, coal laden.

1905, Mar 8 Owned Lake Transit Co, Duluth.

1906 Lengthened, 454', 4077 gross tons by Toledo Shipbuilding Co.; owned Lake Transit Co, Bay City.

1925 Owned Nicholson Universal Steamship Co, Detroit, MI.

1926 Converted to auto carrier, River Rouge yard of Great Lakes Engineering Works.

1927 Owned Nicholson Universal Steamship Co, Detroit.

1942, Jun Reconverted to bulk freighter, American Shipbuilding Co, Buffalo, NY; 454' x 44.5' x 22.5', 3972 gross tons; owned Overlakes Freight Corp, Detroit.

1943 Owned U.S. War Shipping, Washington, DC.

1947 Owned T. H. Browning Steamship Co, Detroit.

1948, Sep Owned Nicholson Transit Co, Ecorse, MI & refitted as auto carrier.

1951, Oct 29 Collision with gasoline laden barge MORANIA 130 at Buffalo Harbor entry, bow & forward cabins burned with captain & wheelsman.

1951-52 Rebuilt, River Rouge yard.

1955, Aug Owned Omega Lake Ship Co. Inc, Buffalo & converted to a grain storage barge; propeller blades removed.

1962 Owned Marine Salvage Ltd, Port Colborne, ONT for scrapping.

1963, Jul Scrapping began at Humberstone, ONT, by 1964 completely dismantled.

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

PENOBSCOT (1895, Bulk Freighter)
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PENOBSCOT (1895, Bulk Freighter)