CITY OF GLASGOW (1891, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
126729
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, W. Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33, & 54 x 42", 1175hp @ 84rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. Two 11.5' x 131', 150# scotch boilers by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
297'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
20.5'
Tonnage (gross):
2002
Tonnage (net):
1672
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lily Bay, 3 miles N Sturgeon Bay Canal.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
6 Oct 1917
How:
Storm.
Notes:
Went aground & abandoned.
History

1891, Jun 26 Enrolled Port Huron; towed CELTIC.

1892, Apr 6 Owned James Davidson Transportation Co.; home port Hampton, MI; towed ABERDEEN, CELTIC & HAROLD.

1895, Oct 11 Sold to Buckeye S.S. Co., Willoughby Township, OH; enrolled Cleveland.

1901, Apr 8 Change tonnage 2,400 gross / 1797 net tons; towed ABYSSINIA.

1904, Oct Aground in Apostle Islands, released after discharging 300 tons ore.

1905, Sep Aground at Milwaukee, released after discharging 400 tons soft coal.

1907, Nov 28 Stranded on Peshtigo Reef, Green Bay; released.

1907, Dec Aground off Green Bay; fire broke out in bunkers, burned to water line & sank.

1908, Feb - May Salvaged by Leathem & Smith Co.; raised & towed to Sturgeon Bay, machinery removed.

1909 - 10 Converted to barge.

1911, Apr 20 Enrolled at Milwaukee as barge; 1 deck, no masts, 196.5 x 39.9 x 15.6', 958 net tons; owned Leathem D. Smith, Sturgeon Bay.

1917, Sep Sunk Leathem & Smith Dock, Sturgeon Bay; unloaded stone & released.

1917, Oct 6 Aground in storm, Lilly Bay, N Two Rivers Point, Lake Michigan; abandoned.

1922, Apr 37 Documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

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CITY OF GLASGOW (1891, Bulk Freighter)