GOVERNOR SMITH (1889, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
86066
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
97
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Rutland Transit Co., Ogdensburg, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine 28 + 56 x 42" stroke; 900hp @ 74rpm by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 2 scotch boilers; 12 x 11', 120# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
240'
Beam:
42'
Depth:
23.4'
Tonnage (gross):
2044
Tonnage (net):
1547
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Pointe Aux Barques, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
19 Aug 1906
Final Depth:
144' approx.
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
Package freight, grain.
Notes:
Collided with steamer URANUS in fog, sank; no loss of life.
History

1889, Sep 17 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1890 In Chicago & Ogdensburg service.

1906, Aug 19 Lost, Lake Huron.

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

GOVERNOR SMITH (1889, Package Freighter)
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GOVERNOR SMITH (1889, Package Freighter)