EGYPTIAN (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
8988
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River (Lorain), OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quelos & Peck
Original Owner and Location:
H.J. & R.K.Winslow, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 56 x 36", first fore & aft compound engine in use on the Great Lakes. 8'7" x 17' at 90# steam, tubular boilers by Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
228'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
14.66'
Tonnage (gross):
1065.08
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Sturgeon Point, south of Alpena, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
1 Dec 1897
Final Depth:
170'
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - Milwaukee, WI, she caught fire. Crew rescued by steamer SIR WILLIAM FAIRBAIN. 1897, Dec 21 Documents surrendered; vessel lost.
History

1873, Jun 17 Launched; built for iron ore trade; ran Cleveland, OH - Marquette, MI; one of the largest carriers on the Lakes.

1873, Aug 11 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; home port; towed schooner PELICAN & later CHARLES WALL & RICHARD WINSLOW.

1874 Five round trips to Lake Superior.

1874, May Sprung leak, Lake Huron; repaired

1874, Jun Disabled machinery, Bar Point; repaired.

1878, Apr 9 Rebuilt 2 decks, 1429.78 gross / 1206.18 net tons; 232.33 x 36.16 x 14'.

1878, Jun 4 Aground Sault Ste. Marie, Lake Superior.

1879, Apr 28 New main mast; grain trade.

1883, Aug Lost mast, Lake Superior.

1885, May 23 Aground, Strawberry Island, Lake Superior, with coal.

1887, Nov 9 Sunk, Lorrain, OH, Lake Erie after hitting wreck of steamer PHILIP WALTER with 1500 tons iron ore; raised & repaired.

1888 New boiler & engine.

1890, Mar 5 Extensive repairs Cleveland Dry Dock Co.; 2 mast.

1890, Aug Collision with schooner BELE HANSCOM near Marine City, MI, Lake Huron.

1893, Apr 20 Owned John J. Wade, Chicago,IL; hauling salt.

1894, Sep 8 Ashore S. Manitou Island.

1895, Jul 26 Owned Helen M. & Richard Winslow, Buffalo, NY.

1895, Nov 4 Owned Neslon S. Wipple, Detroit.

1897, Jul 28 Ashore Sand Beach, Lake Huron.

1897, Sep 11 Stranded St. Helena shoal, Straits of Mackinaw.

1897, Nov 12 Stranded near Point Sable, Lake Huron.

1897, Dec 2 Burned, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
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
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

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EGYPTIAN (1873, Bulk Freighter)