BUSINESS (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
3163
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Master Carpenter:
W. H. Wolf
Original Owner and Location:
W.H. Wolf & Thomas Davidson, Milwaukee, WI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18" & 36" x 36", 475hp, 83rpm engine, Cuyahoga Iron Works from CITY OF TOLEDO (1868).
Dimensions
Length:
192'
Beam:
34.8'
Depth:
19'
Tonnage (gross):
985
Tonnage (net):
777
Capacity:
1200 tons
Final Disposition
Date:
  1911
How:
Abandoned.
History

1881, Sep 16 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1883 New boilers, 2 at 6' x 14'.

1884, May 3 Owned J.H. Palmer et al, Cleveland, OH; towed barge KATE WINSLOW.

1886, Apr 15 (through 1894) Owned H.J. Johnson et al, Cleveland.

1889, Jun 25 Aground Racine, WI.

1894, Apr 4 Owned James T. Mathews, Detroit, MI.

1895, Oct Collision with BARGE 118; sinking BUSINESS.

1907, May 6 Owned George B. Taylor, Erie, PA.

1912, Jun 29 Documents surrendered Erie PA; abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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

BUSINESS (1881, Bulk Freighter)
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BUSINESS (1881, Bulk Freighter)