ALBANY (1884, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
106306
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wynadotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
69
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 & 48 x 48", 650hp, engine built Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1884. 9' x 17 1/2', 100# firebox boilers built as above.
Dimensions
Length:
267'
Beam:
38.5'
Depth:
13.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1917.79
Tonnage (net):
1677.80
Capacity:
85,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pt aux Barques.
Lake Huron.
Date:
7 Nov 1893
How:
Sunk in night collision.
Final Cargo:
Grain, flour, feed.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with steamer PHILADELPHIA; 24 lives lost plus both vessels.
History

Noted as 2400 tons

Similar to SYRACUSE & BOSTON.

First American vessels built of steel, $200,000.

1884, Aug 21 Launched at Wyandotte, MI.

1887, Nov Stranded on Bois Blanc Island, corn & flour cargo damaged.

1893, Nov 7 Sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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ALBANY (1884, Package Freighter)