GLIDDEN, JOHN N. (1879, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1879
Official Number:
76080
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Radcliffe & Langell
Master Carpenter:
William R. Radcliffe
Original Owner and Location:
Minch & Nicholas Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Phillip Minch, J.W. Nicholas & W.J. Trinter, Vermillion, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Two engines, 36" x 42". 1 tubular boiler 12' x 18.5', 60psi by Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
221.7'
Beam:
35.1'
Depth:
19.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1322.6
Tonnage (net):
1110.92
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Clair Flats Ship Canal.
St. Clair River.
Date:
9 Oct 1903
How:
Collision & sinking.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with barge MAGNA. 1903, Oct Dynamited & removed.
History

1879, Jul 3 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; towed barges SOPHIA MINCH & G. H. WORMINGTON in Lake Superior ore & grain trade.

1881 Towed EXILE & C.K. NIMS.

1881, Apr 20 Damaged schooner CAMACHE in collision.

1883, Oct Aground Ashtabula, OH, Lake Erie; released.

1883, Nov Collision with schooner BURNSIDE at Cleveland.

1885 Towed GEORGE M. WARRINGTON & FRED A. MORSE.

1888 In Ashland ore trade.

1890 Fore & aft compound, 26 + 50 x 40", 595hp engine by Globe Iron Works; firebox boiler, 11 x 161" at 112 pounds steam by Cleveland Ship Builders.

1893, Nov 1 Aground Cleveland, Lake Erie.

1896, Apr 17 Rig changed to 2 masts.

1897 Towed ABERDEEN.

1897, Apr 25 Collision with sunken wreck of GRAND TRAVERSE at Colchester; repaired.

1898 Towed VINLAND & DUNDER.

1901, Sep 4 Aground Bar Point, Lake Erie; released by wrecker SAGINAW.

1903, Oct 9 Sunk St. Clair River.

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

GLIDDEN, JOHN N. (1879, Bulk Freighter)
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GLIDDEN, JOHN N. (1879, Bulk Freighter)