WESTERN RESERVE (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
81294
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Cleveland Ship Building Company
Original Owner and Location:
Minch & Nicholas Transportation Company, Vermillion, Ohio
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24.38 + 61 x 42" engine by Cleveland Shipbuilding Company 14 x 13' scotch boilers at 160 pounds steam
Dimensions
Length:
300.7'
Beam:
41.2'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
2392
Tonnage (net):
1965
Capacity:
3000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
60 miles west Whitefish Point, Lake Superior
Date:
30 Aug 1892
Final Depth:
600'
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
none
Notes:
Broke in two & sank in mild gale; 26 of 27 lives lost Starboard light at museum, Mentor, Ohio
History

Duplicate of W.H.GILCHER; largest vessel ever constructed at Cleveland

1890, August 20 Launched, Cleveland; ran Cleveland to Duluth, Minnesota

1890, November 25 Broke cargo record, carried 95,488 bushels wheat

Duluth to Buffalo

1891, June Ran Detour to the rivers with 101,000 bushels grain

1892, August 30 Wrecked, Lake Superior; its loss had profound effect

on shipbuilding

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

WESTERN RESERVE (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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WESTERN RESERVE (1890, Bulk Freighter)