WETMORE, CHARLES W. (1891, Whaleback)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
126745
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Superior, WI
Vessel Type:
Whaleback
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
112
Builder Name:
American Steel Barge Co.
Master Carpenter:
Capt. Alexander McDougall
Original Owner and Location:
American Steel Barge Co., Duluth, MN
Power
Power:
Mechanical
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
26 + 50 x 42" engine, Riverside Iron Works, Detroit, MI, 1891 Reported to have 4 removable masts
Dimensions
Length:
265'
Beam:
38'
Depth:
24'
Tonnage (gross):
1,399
Tonnage (net):
1,075
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile north of Coos Bay, OR
Pacific Ocean
Date:
8 Sep 1892
How:
stranded
Final Cargo:
2,800 tons of coal
Notes:
Bound Tacoma, WA-San Francisco, CA, stranded in fog; salvage attempt 1892, Sep 13 abandoned
History

Built for deep-sea service

1891, May 23 First launched

1891, Summer To Liverpool, England

1891, Dec 10 Steel plates came off rudder frame off Astoria, OR, Pacific Ocean; towed to Astoria by British steamer ZAMBESI

1892 Owned Pacific Steel Barge Co., Everett, WA

1892, Sep 8 Stranded in fog off Coos Bay, OR, Pacific Ocean

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

WETMORE, CHARLES W. (1891, Whaleback)
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WETMORE, CHARLES W. (1891, Whaleback)