CHISHOLM, WILLIAM (1884, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
81050
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Phillip Minch, et al, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27 & 50 x 36', 550hp @ 85rpm engine by Globe Iron Works. 14 x 13, 120# scotch boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
246.6'
Beam:
36.9'
Depth:
19.4'
Tonnage (gross):
1581
Tonnage (net):
1246
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cape Cod Canal, MA.
Atlantic.
Date:
16 Jul 1916
How:
Stranded.
Notes:
Drifted into bank of canal, stove hole in hull, sank.
History

1884, Aug 30 Enrolled Cleveland, for iron ore, coal & grain trade.

1886 Towed G.H. WARMINGTON.

1887 Made round trip Cleveland - Marquette in five days, twelve hours; towed barge J. WEBER.

1889, Mar 26 Owned William Chisholm, et al, Cleveland.

1895, Apr 6 Owned Nicholas Transport Co., et al, Fairport, OH.

1896, Aug 14 Collided with steamer OCEANICA in New Channel, Lake St. Clair, both sank; later raised & repaired.

1898 Owned same, towed Thos. Sheldon.

1899 Owned same, towed DUNDEE.

1907, Aug 30 Owned Seaboard Transportation Co., New York, NY; enrolled New York, NY.

1913, Sep 16 Owned same; enrolled Boston, MA.

1916, Aug 24 Documents surrendered, sunk, total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

CHISHOLM, WILLIAM (1884, Bulk Freighter)
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CHISHOLM, WILLIAM (1884, Bulk Freighter)