CITY OF BANGOR (1896, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
127131
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
113
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Eddy - Shaw Transportation Co. *, Bay City, MI
Ownership Notes:
* AKA Lake Transit Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22", 35", 59" x 44" engine, 1235hp @ 80rpm, F.W. Wheeler Co., noted as by Whitman MFG Co., Buffalo, NY. 15'6" x 12', 170# steam, 63 tons each of 2 scotch boilers, noted as largest ever placed in fresh water boat by Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, MI, 1896.
Dimensions
Length:
327.5'
Beam:
44.8'
Depth:
23.5'
Tonnage (gross):
3690
Tonnage (net):
2976
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Keweenaw Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
30 Nov 1926
How:
Ashore in gale.
Final Cargo:
248 Chrysler cars, 230 saved.
Notes:
During World War II scrap dives, sold to T.L. Durocher of Detour & scrapped on beach.
History

1897 Struck a boulder in Canadian canal below Lock & sank at Soo Locks; lightered & released.

1898 Grounded on Washington Street tunnel at Chicago, 4 tugs to free her.

1904 Rebuilt.

1905 Lengthened to 445.5'.

1907, Jul 13 Collision on Whitefish Bay with SAXONA.

1907, Dec Rebuilt at Manitowoc, cost $20,000; machinery rebuilt.

1910 438' x 44.6' x 26.7', 4202 gross / 3058 net tons, 1 deck with hold beams, 4 compartments with hatches at 24' centers, 3 watertight bulkheads.

1919 Owned Lake Transit Co., Duluth, MN.

1926 Owned Nicholson Universal Steam Ship Co., Detroit, MI; outfitted with elevators & 'tween decks for carrying automobiles.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
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

CITY OF BANGOR (1896, Bulk Freighter)
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CITY OF BANGOR (1896, Bulk Freighter)