MAJESTIC (1889, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
92116
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Steel straps outside, steel arches, steel boiler house, 2 stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
25
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, West Bay City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 32 + 54 x 42", 980hp @ 78rpm, Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI. 11'6" x 13' @ 150# steam scotch boiler, M. Riter, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
291'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
1985.82
Tonnage (net):
1609.5
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles west of Long Point.
Lake Erie.
Date:
19 Sep 1907
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo, NY - Toledo, OH, burned to waterline & sank; crew rescued by steamer CHARLEMAGNE TOWER, JR.
History

1889, Jan Owned N. Ketchum et al, Toledo, OH.

1889, Aug 16 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1890 Owned T. & J. Hurley, Detroit, MI.

1890, May Aground in St. Mary's River, released; lost rudder 25 miles above Whitefish Point, damaged by collision with towing vessels, steamers MANOLA & AMERICA; repaired at Sault Ste. Marie.

1892, Oct Collided with Dunbar & Sullivan's yacht GASSOON & floating machine shop.

1892, Nov Went aground entering Buffalo, NY harbor completely blocking enterance; released.

1894, Apr Collided with schooner THEODORE VOGES in St. Clair River; 1 crew member of schooner killed.

1907 Towed consorts MONGUAGON & MYSTIC.

1907, Sep 19 Burned, Lake Erie.

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

MAJESTIC (1889, Bulk Freighter)
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