JOHNSON, HENRY J. (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
95950
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Hold beams; 2 stacks.
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Cleveland Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
H.J. Johnson et al., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 50 x 42"; 575hp @ 85 rpm by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH(1888). 8.6 x 16' firebox boiler, 15# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
260'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
1713.39
Tonnage (net):
1443.06
Capacity:
2,500 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Spectacle Reef, eastern Straits.
Lake Huron.
Date:
24 Jul 1902
Final Depth:
160'
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Bound Escanaba, MI - Cleveland, OH; sank in collision in dense fog with steamer FRED PABST, crew rescued by tug PARKER. 1992, Jun 27 Wreck discovered.
History

1888, May 6 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1889 Towed B.F. BRUCE; regularly towed barge HELVETIA.

1892 Received passenger license; towed MINNEHAHA.

1894 Towed CONSTITUTION.

1898, Jun Collision with steamer FULTON, Saginaw Bay; towed by steamer PRESLEY.

1900, Apr Rebuilt 260 x 40.2 x 23.3; 1997 gross / 1321 net tons; one deck, two masts.

1902, Jul 24 Sunk Lake Huron.

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

JOHNSON, HENRY J. (1888, Bulk Freighter)
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JOHNSON, HENRY J. (1888, Bulk Freighter)