GILBERT, W.H. (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
81382
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Largest vessel on Lakes when launched.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
89
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Company
Original Owner and Location:
American Steamship Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23", 37", 62" x 44" engine, 1500HP, 78RPM, Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, 1892. 12' x 12' scotch boilers, 160 pounds steam, Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, Michigan, 1892.
Dimensions
Length:
328'
Beam:
42' 5"
Depth:
20' 5"
Tonnage (gross):
2820.30
Tonnage (net):
2200.45
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 miles below Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
22 May 1914
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Sank in collision with freighter CALDERA. 1983 Discovered by divers.
History

1892, Jul 5 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1893, May 15 Strengthened at Wheeler's Yards, West Bay City.

1894, Oct 18 Collided with & sank steamer AMERICA, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1895, Dec 3 Burned, hull split seams & sank.

1899, Oct 21 Owned American Steel & Wire Co.

1900, Jun 21 Damaged in collision with steamer S.S. CURRY at Bar Point, Lake Erie; repaired, Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Detroit.

1901, Mar 4 Owned American Steamship Company, Duluth, MN.

1901, Jun 26 Owned Pittsburg Steamship Co, WV.

1901, Sep 14 Aground 10 miles above Whitefish Point, Lake Superior; released.

1904, Jun 25 Machinery disabled.

1905, Jun 17 Aground on reef, Saint Helena Island; released.

1906, Nov Collision with W.A. ROGERS, Port Huron, MI.

1906, Nov 7 Ashore Avon Point, Lake Erie.

1911, Aug 31 Sank steamer CITY OF GENOA in collision on St. Clair River.

1913, Oct 20 Owned Lakewood Steamship Company, Mentor, Lake County, OH.

1914, May 22 Sunk.

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

GILBERT, W.H. (1892, Bulk Freighter)
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GILBERT, W.H. (1892, Bulk Freighter)