FORBES, KITTIE M. (1883, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
14413
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Wm. Forbes et al, Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27 & 44 x 42" stroke, 500hp @ 82rpm engine by S.F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI. 11'3" x 12'6" @ 100# steam scotch boiler by McGregor Boiler Works, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
209'
Beam:
34.9'
Depth:
22'
Tonnage (gross):
792
History

1883, May 5 Launched.

1883, Jun 4 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; coal & iron ore trade.

1884 Rebuilt, 2 decks; readmeasured, 968.71 gross / 775.3 net tons.

1885, Nov 10 Ashore on Outer Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior; release cost $17,000.

1886, Apr 19 Owned Buffalo & Port Huron Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY.

1887, Mar 31 Owned Wm. Forbes et al, Port Huron.

1889, Mar 26 Owned Colin McLaughlin, Port Huron.

1892, Apr 5 Owned McLaughlin Transportation Co., Port Huron.

1894, Oct 7 Ashore on Sulphur Island Reef, Thunder Bay, Lake Huron; released undamaged.

1894, Oct 28 Caught fire while in dry dock, Superior, WI; temporary repairs.

1895, May 28 Collided with schooner GUIDO on Lake Michigan; severe damage to hull & cabin.

1902, Jan 23 Owned Hartman et al, Tonawanda, NY.

1902, May 22 Rebuilt, 1 deck, 1 mast; readmeasured, 742 gross / 549 net tons; same owners.

1902, May 21 Caught fire while on Lake St. Clair Flats, ran ashore on Canadian side, burned to water line.

1902, Jul 10 Raised & towed to Algonoc, MI; machinery removed; later, (1907-08) engine installed in steamer CALEDONIA.

1905, May Hull towed to Fort William, ONT; converted to lighter.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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FORBES, KITTIE M. (1883, Bulk Freighter)