BRUNSWICK (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
3148
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: First single-decked iron freighter.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Bewick et al., Detroit, MI
Ownership Notes:
Architect Frank E. Kirby.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 & 48 x 36" engine, by Christie & DeGraff at Frontier Engine Works. 10' x 17' boiler by Desotell & Hatton, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
236.9'
Beam:
36.4'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
1,120.11
Capacity:
1,500 tons.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
About 8 miles off Dunkirk, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
12 Nov 1881
Final Depth:
90'
How:
Collision with schooner CARLINGFORD.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo - Duluth, 3 lost 1881, Dec 30 Documents surrendered Detroit. 1885 Salvage attempted.
History

1881, May 21 Launched.

1881, Nov 12 Sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Newspaper Clippings
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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