EDWARDS, WILLIAM (1879, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1879
Official Number:
80726
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Abbotts Bridge (Milan), OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Valentine Fries
Master Carpenter:
William Raynor
Original Owner:
Valentine Fries
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
226'
Beam:
35.9'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1272
Tonnage (net):
973
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Cape Pine, Newfoundland.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
16 May 1917
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Sydney - St. John, foundered in Atlantic Ocean.
History

1879, Oct 27 Enrolled Sandusky, OH; towed CHARLES FOSTER for several years.

1882 Grounded Herson's Island, opposite Algonac, MI.

1884 Largest consignment of grain from Buffalo, 242,000 bushels, wheat, corn, oats, and rye.

1885 Collision with & sinking SCOTTISH CHIEF, GREAT WARDROBE, & JAMES W. DEANES, Buffalo Creek.

1889, Nov Ashore Point Edward.

1890, Jul 2 Grounded at Round Island near Point aux Pins; released after 3 days.

1890 Grounded False Detour passage.

1891 Repowered 27 + 50 x 42", 400hp at 70rpm; fore & aft compound engine by Globe Iron Works, 1891; one boiler 11 x 16", 120 # steam by Cleveland Ship Building Co., 1891.

1895 Grounded outside St. Clair Flats canal.

1899 Owned V. Fries, Huron, OH.

1907 Reboilered 1 scotch 13 x 131, 120 # steam, by American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH, 1907.

1909, Nov 13 Stranded Colchester Reef.

1916, Aug 18 Owned John F. Hertlein, Sandusky, OH.

1916, Oct 11 Owned William Edwards Steamship Co. Ltd., Sydney NLA C134528; 1336 gross / 831 net tons.

1917, May 16 Foundered, Atlantic Ocean.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

EDWARDS, WILLIAM (1879, Bulk Freighter)
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EDWARDS, WILLIAM (1879, Bulk Freighter)