ELPHICKE, C.W. (1889, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
126568
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Hold beams, two stacks, diagonal steel straps, bow sheathed for ice.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
39
Builder Name:
John Craig
Original Owner and Location:
G.W. Close et al, Huron, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19, 30 & 50 x 40" engine, 975hp, 80rpm by Samuel Hodge Iron Works, Detroit, MI 1889. 11'6" x 11' scotch boiler, 160# steam by T.M. McGregor, Detroit, MI 1889
Dimensions
Length:
273'
Beam:
42'
Depth:
20.4'
Tonnage (gross):
2058
Tonnage (net):
1702
Capacity:
3,100 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
21 Oct 1913
Final Depth:
24'
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Driven on point in gale, broke in two & sank in shallow water.
History

1889, Sep 26 Stranded on Russel Island, St. Clair River; her consort, schooner SAVELAND ran into her; stern & cabin wrecked, smoke stack carried away; repaired Detroit, MI.

1891, Dec Carried grain from Duluth, MN.

1898, Jul Towed F.A. GEORGER.

1898, Aug Towed H.D. ALVERSON.

1899 Owned J.C. Gilchrist, Vermillion, MN.

1900, May 14 Broken wheel, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Mary's River.

1900, Sep Towed F.A. GEORGER.

1902, May Towed YUKON.

1903, Jun 23 Collided steamer BADGER STATE.

1906, Jul 26 Crashed into east breakwater, Cleveland, OH & sank; 273 x 41.3 x 23'.

1906, Aug 23 Raised, released & placed in drydock.

1913, Oct 21 Wrecked Long Point, Lake Erie; last owned Kinney Transportation Co., Cleveland.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John O. Greenwood
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Kenneth Thro
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

ELPHICKE, C.W. (1889, Bulk Freighter)
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ELPHICKE, C.W. (1889, Bulk Freighter)