CALUMET (1884, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
126237
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
James Ash, et al, Erie, PA.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Two stacks.
Dimensions
Length:
256.8'
Beam:
37.2'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1,526.17
Tonnage (net):
1,180.71
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Fort Sheridan, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
28 Nov 1889
How:
Leaking, beached in storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Crew rescued by U.S. Lifesaving Service. Wreck used for target practice by Army at Fort Sheridan.
History

1885 Enrolled Buffalo; towed IRONTON & ANNIE M. ASH in coal & grain trade.

1886 Towed IRONTON,IRON STATE & ERASTUS CORNING.

1887 Towed barges M.E. TREMBLE & RED, WHITE, & BLUE.

1888 - 89 Towed ANNIE M. ASH in Ashland Ore trade.

1889, Nov Upbound with coal, struck an anchor on bottom of Detroit River, developed leak.

1889, Nov 28 Pump falied during gale on Lake Michigan, took on water, was run ashore & broke up.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

CALUMET (1884, Bulk Freighter)
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CALUMET (1884, Bulk Freighter)