BANNOCKBURN (1893, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
102093
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Middlesborough, ENG
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Sir R. Dixon & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal, QUE
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21, 34 & 56" cyl, 39" stroke engine, Northeastern Marine Engine Co., Newcastle, ENG; 1182hp @ 82rpm. Scotch boilers 13.9 x 9.1'; 160 lbs pressure.
Dimensions
Length:
244'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
18'
Tonnage (gross):
1736
Tonnage (net):
1035
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Superior.
Date:
21 Nov 1902
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Foundered during gale, Lake Superior; no survivors (20 crew); no trace of missing vessel ever discovered.
History

BR102093 sister to ROSEMOUNT; used for Duluth, MN-Kingston, ONT, grain trade. Towed barges MELROSE & SELKIRK.

1897, Apr 27 Went on rocks Snake Island near Kingston, ONT; cargo of 60,000 bu corn.

1898, Nov Ashore near Kincardine, ONT.

1899, May 16 Aground, Port Colborne, ONT.

1902, Nov 21 Disappeared Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

BANNOCKBURN (1893, Bulk Freighter)
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