MCVITTIE, ALEX (1890, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
106710
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
99
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Ogdensburg 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:
28 + 52 x 40", 825hp @ 74rpm, Dry Dock Engine Works (1890). 12 x 11' @ 111# steam scotch boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
240' 3"
Beam:
42'
Depth:
23.4'
Tonnage (gross):
2046
Tonnage (net):
1552
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Ontario.
How:
Scuttled.
Notes:
Between 1920-25.
History

1889, Dec 28 Launched.

1890 Ran Chicago & Ogdensburg.

1894, Oct 16 Ran Duluth, MN & Ogdensburg.

1895 Enrolled Ogdensburg.

1895, May Beached Hammond Bay, MI, Lake Huron.

1895, May 7 Released by wrecker FAVORITE; towed to St. Ignace, MI.

Late 1890's Owned Rutland Transportation Co.

1899, Aug 20 Rescued 6 crewwmen of schooner HUNTER SAVIDGE off Pointe Aux Barques, Lake Huron.

1910, Mar Owned John Hannan, Ogdensburg Coal & Towing Co.

1912 Rebuilt as Bulk Freighter at St. Lawrence Marine Railway Company's Ogdensburg yard for Coal trade on Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River; 1 deck; 1,458 gross/ 995 net tons.

1915, Aug 17 Collided with tug DOLPHIN, Lake St. Louis, opposite Dorval, QUE.

1917 Owned W. McDonald & immedialtely sold to Montreal Transportation Co.; registered Montreal, QUE; C138491; 249.2 x 41.5 x 14.3, 109hp.

1918, Aug 9 Stranded, Rock Island, St. Lawrence River; cargo coal.

1918, Nov 15 Struck gate of Lock 12, Welland Canal.

1919, Sep Drydocked, Buffalo Dry Dock Co., Buffalo, NY.

1919, Nov 12 Sank & abandoned, Kingston , ONT.

1920 Scuttled.

1921 Raised & dismantled.

1925, Nov 5 Registry closed; hull scuttled.

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

MCVITTIE, ALEX (1890, Package Freighter)
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MCVITTIE, ALEX (1890, Package Freighter)