JAVA (1873, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
75388
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Two stacks. Sisters: CUBA (1872), RUSSIA (1872) & SCOTIA (1873).
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
King Iron Works
Master Carpenter:
Gibson & Craig
Original Owner and Location:
Holt & Ensign, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
2
Dimensions
Length:
231'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
1525
Tonnage (net):
1334
Capacity:
100,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Point au Sable, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 Aug 1878
Final Depth:
300' +
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Valuable mixed merchandise.
Notes:
Broke shaft on one of the wheels, causing wheel to cut through hull & founder. Crew excaped in lifeboat, picked up by J.P.MARSH. Bound Bay City, MI - Milwaukee, Wisconsin & Chicago, IL.
History

In package freight trade with sisters, Buffalo, NY - Milwaukee, WI - Chicago, IL.

1872, May 18 First launched.

1872 Chartered Union Steamboat Co.

1872, Jul 13 Hit stone pier at entrance of Cleveland Harbor; holed bow.

1873, May 9 Struck & sunk empty schooner CAPE HORN off Long Point, ONT, 1 life lost.

1873, Nov 24 Sunk at Malden, ONT; raised, towed to & repaired Detroit, MI.

1877, Apr 14 Left Union fleet.

1877, May 14 Struck bottom near Grosse Point, MI; lightened & proceeded Buffalo, NY for repairs.

1878 Chartered Commercial Line.

1878, Aug 18 Foundered off Point au Sable, MI, Lake Michigan.

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

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JAVA (1873, Package Freighter)