NAHANT (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
18766
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G.W. & J.M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Philo E. Wright et.al., Detroit
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 32" engine by Samuel Hodge Iron Works or Riverside Iron Works, Detroit. 6'9" x 17' tubular boilers at 80 pounds steam.
Dimensions
Length:
213.3'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
16.2'
Tonnage (gross):
909.93
Tonnage (net):
822.36
Capacity:
1500 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Little Bay de Noc, Escanaba, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
29 Nov 1897
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Caught fire at dock, one or two lives lost; wreckage visible from lighthouse. 1942 boiler salvaged; Bell & other artifacts at Delta County Historical Society.
History

1873, Apr 24 Launched Springwells, MI, near Detroit; sister to WILLIAM H. BARNUM.

1873, Jun 7 Enrolled Detroit; on ore, coal & grain trade.

1873, Jun 10 First cargo to Lake Superior.

1874 Ten round trips, Lake Superior.

1874, Jun Aground Point au Pelee.

1874, Oct Aground Detroit River.

1875, Jun On rocks east of Detroit light.

1875, Sep 8 Aground Neebish Rapids, St. Mary's River.

1876, Oct 9 Aground Waiska Bay, Lake Superior.

1879, May Aground Peche Island; released.

1879, Jun Aground Escanaba.

1880, Aug 9 Owned John B. Merrill et al, Milwaukee; towed C.N.JOHNSON in Lake Superior ore trade.

1881, Sep 19 Collision with schooner E. SCOVILLE at Leland, Lake Michigan.

1883, Apr Inspected.

1885, Apr 30 Rebuilt; 1204.18 gross / 1038.1 net tons; 3 masts, 2000 ton capacity

1887 Towed barges J.B.MERRILL & GRACE HOLLAND; ran Milwaukee - Buffalo, NY.

1889 Repaired Milwaukee, WI.

1890, Feb 13 Owned Thomas Jones et al, Cleveland, OH; towed NELSON BLOOM.

1892, Oct 10 Waterlogged at Duncan Bay following collision with whaleback PILLSBURY in Straits.

1893, Mar 9 Owned C.E. Benham et al, Cleveland; in ore trade.

1894 Towed barge RICHARDS.

1894, Sep 1 Aground, Pt. Pelee.

1895 Towed barge QUEEN CITY.

1897, Apr 27 Owned Charles A. Behnam et al, Cleveland.

1897, Nov 29 Burned, Escanaba, MI.

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

NAHANT (1873, Bulk Freighter)
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