LYCOMING (1880, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
140416
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
7
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler Co.
Master Carpenter:
Francis Nelson Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26, 54 x 36", 500hp, 80rpm engine, H.G. Trout, Buffalo, NY. 11'6" x 11'7", 100# steam scotch boiler, M.Riter & Co, Buffalo.
Dimensions
Length:
251'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
15.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1609.53
Tonnage (net):
1423.45
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Rondeau, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
21 Oct 1910
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Towing schooner EMMA G. HUTCHINSON, she caught fire.
History

1880, Aug 9 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; ran on Anchor Line.

1881 Ran Chicago - Erie & Buffalo in grain trade, towing ALLEGHANY.

1883, Jul Collision with schooner ELBE at Milwaukee, WI piers.

1883, Oct Aground Peche Island, Detroit River.

1885 Owned Erie, PA; towed SCHUYLKILL in Chicago grain trade.

1886, Nov Ashore near North Port, Lake Michigan; pulled off by CHAMPLAIN; later rescued disabled H.J. JEWITT.

1886, May 7 Machinery accident, Lake Huron; rescued by tug ERIE, repaired King Iron Works, Buffalo.

1887, Sep 18 Aground Stag Island, St. Clair Island, released by schooner M.L. BRECK.

1891, May 18 Damaged stem at Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1905 Major fire damage.

1906 Rebuilt as bulk freighter; 251 x 36 x 15.3', 1448 gross / 1119 net tons; owned James O'Connor; towed M. BACON.

1909 Towed SWEETHEART.

1910, Oct 21 Burned off Rondeau, ONT, Lake Erie; owned James O'Conner.

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

LYCOMING (1880, Package Freighter)
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LYCOMING (1880, Package Freighter)