DAVIDSON, THOMAS (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
145482
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Two stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
West Division S. S. Co., Milwaukee, WI.
Ownership Notes:
Wolf & Davidson.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33 & 54 x 42"; 950hp @ 84rpm engine, S. F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI. 11' x 121", 150# steam boiler, Lake Erie Boiler works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
285.8'
Beam:
41.7'
Depth:
20.4'
Tonnage (gross):
2226
Tonnage (net):
1714
Capacity:
90,000 bushels; 2500 tons ore
Final Disposition
Final Location:
River Rouge, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
  1933
Notes:
1941 Broken up Ecorse and/or Marine City, MI.
History

1888, May 9 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; duplicate of WILLIAM H. WOLFF; cost $150,000.

1888, Jul 16 Aground Sand Beach, MI, Lake Huron.

1888, Jul 18 Released after 600 tons iron ore thrown overboard.

1893, Apr 22 Owned Wisconsin S. S. Co., Milwaukee.

1895, Oct 25 Owned H. J. Pauly et al, Chicago.

1896, Jul 7 Owned Milwaukee.

1898 Towed MAXWELL.

1899, May 14 Aground on rocks Cana Island, Green Bay, Lake Michigan.

1899, May 20 Released by wrecker FAVORITE.

1905, May 25 Aground Round Island, St. Marys River.

1906, May 1 Owned James T. Rose et al, Duluth.

1910, Apr 15 Owned H. J. Pauly, Milwaukee.

1915 Towed BALTIC.

1917, Jan 17 Owned Fred G. Crosby, Milwaukee.

1917, Jan 20 Owned Davidson S. S. Co., Milwaukee; rebuilt for grain trade.

1917, Apr 25 Rebuilt West Yard, Milwaukee; readmeasured 285.8 x 42 x 23.5, 2,483 gross / 1,937 net tons.

1925, May 13 Owned Wisconsin & Michigan Transportation Co., Milwaukee.

1926, Feb 25 Owned Nicholson Transit Co., Wilmington, DE; used in automobile transport.

1927, Apr 28 Owned Nicholson Universal S. S. Co., Detroit.

1933, Jan Abandoned River Rouge, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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