KETCHUM, V.H. (1874, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
25908
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Square stern, clipper bow.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
David Lester
Original Owner and Location:
Toledo & Saginaw Transportation Co., Toledo, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Two 36 X 32" engines, Samuel Hodge Works, Detroit, MI (1874). 10'5" x 21' @ 45# steam tubular boiler, John Brennan Works, Detroit. 10' wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
233'
Beam:
40.7'
Depth:
23.1'
Tonnage (gross):
1660.49
Tonnage (net):
1369.18
Capacity:
75,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Parsienne Island, NW Soo.
Lake Superior.
Date:
16 Sep 1905
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Bound Duluth, MN - Cleveland, OH in tow of steamer NOTTINGHAM, she caught fire at sea, beached on the island where she burned to waterline; anchor & chain on grounds Lake Superior State University; 2 lives lost.
History

1874, Jul 5 Trial trip, largest ship on the Lakes when launched; laid down as schooner, completed as propeller; 260' overall.

1874, Jul 13 Enrolled Toledo, OH; towed barge J.H. RUTTER in grain, coal & ore trade.

1878 Repaired at Milwaukee, WI.

1879, Jun 8 Aground St. Clair River.

1880, Mar 29 Owned H.H. Adams & A. Delameter, Cleveland, OH.

1881, Mar Boiler raised from hold to deck.

1881, Apr New wheel at Detroit, MI.

1883, Apr 23 Owned W.J. Starkweather et al, trustee for Helen E. Adams, Cleveland, OH.

1883, May 7 Aground Pilot Island, Lake Michigan.

1887, Apr 11 Owned James Pickands et al, Cleveland, OH.

1889 Rebuilt Cleveland; two 18, 28 + 36 x 32", 750hp @ 85rpm triple expansion engines; two 10'6" x 14' @ 150# steam scotch boilers by Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY (1889); owned Interlake Transportation Co., Ashtabula, OH et al.

1890, Sep Burst steam pipe near Waugoshane, repaired Cheboygan, MI.

1892, Oct 28 Sunk 20' water in gale, Cleveland.

1893, Apr 10 Owned William J. Mack et al, Lakewood, OH.

1893, Fall Wrecked near Whitefish Point.

1896, Mar 21 Owned Lakewood Transportation Co., Cleveland; William Mack, president.

1896, May 27 Collision with barge near Point aux Barques.

1900, Jan 23 Owned Frank Seither, Laindale, OH.

1900, Sep 10 Grounded; repaired Detroit Dry Dock.

1901, Apr 29 Dismasted Cleveland; rebuilt with 2 masts, round stern; engines to R.W. ENGLAND; 1,806 gross / 1,291 net tons.

1902, Apr 27 Waterlogged, Lake Huron.

1904, May 24 Converted to unrigged barge at Algonac, MI; 1,699 gross / 1,660 net tons.

1905, Sep 16 Burned, Lake Superior.

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

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