NICOL, JOHN M. (1889, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
76786
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Ward's Lake Superior Line, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20", 32" & 54" x 42", 900hp @81rpm engine, Samuel F. Hodge, Detroit, MI. 11' x 12', 150psi scotch boiler, Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY. 12'5" x 16' propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
263'
Beam:
41.6'
Depth:
16.7'
Tonnage (gross):
2126
Tonnage (net):
1649
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Big Summer Island, near Garden Peninsula.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
13 Dec 1906
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
2,500 tons barbed wire.
Notes:
Stranded & wrecked.
History

1889, Jan Launched.

1889, Apr 15 Enrolled Detroit; ran Buffalo, NY & Lake Superior.

1892, May 14 Aground Sturgeon Point Reef, Lake Erie, with wheat.

1892, Dec 1 Aground Soo; released.

1895 Chartered to French's Union Transit Co.

1904 Owned John Boland, Buffalo to ran Buffalo - Port Huron, MI.

1906 Ran Duluth - Tonawanda lumber trade.

1906, Dec 13 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

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

NICOL, JOHN M. (1889, Package Freighter)
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NICOL, JOHN M. (1889, Package Freighter)