CHICORA (1892, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
126902
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Hull Number:
111
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
John C. Parker
Original Owner and Location:
Graham & Morton Co., Benton Harbor, MI
Ownership Notes:
Architect Frank E Kirby.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33 & 54 x 42" engine, Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 12' x 11'6", 155# scotch boilers, Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 11' propeller with 17' pitch. 14 mph.
Dimensions
Length:
198.5'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1122.92
Tonnage (net):
708.15
Capacity:
1,500 people
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off South Haven, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 Jan 1895
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
38 carloads flour.
Notes:
Bound Milwaukee, WI to Benton Harbor, MI; 23-26 lost; wreakage ashore soon after from Saugatuck to South Haven, MI.
History

Ran Chicago, IL - Benton Harbor, MI year round.

1892, Jun 25 Launched.

1894, Feb 26 Stuck in ice 5-12 miles off Benton Harbor; released.

1895, Jan 21 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
Ed Middleton
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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CHICORA (1892, Propeller)