GLADSTONE (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
85996
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Diagonal steel straps; steel cords inside frames.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William H. Radcliffe
Master Carpenter:
William H. Radcliffe
Original Owner and Location:
M.A. Bradley et al., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
20.5 + 32 + 54 x 42", 900hp @ 80rpm by S.F. Hodge Co., Detroit, MI (1888). 11 x 12' @ 150# steam scotch boilers by Lake Erie Boiler works, Buffalo, NY (1888).
Dimensions
Length:
283'
Beam:
40.3'
Depth:
22'
Tonnage (gross):
2012.77
Tonnage (net):
1811.91
Capacity:
3,000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Point Edward, ONT.
Date:
23 Dec 1923
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Used as breakwater.
History

1888, May 7 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; speed 11mph pulling a schooner; ran Cleveland - Duluth, MN with coal & ore; towed barge AHIRA COBB.

1888, Jul Collision with PACKER near Stay Island, St. Clair River.

1888, Oct Collision with PALMER.

1889 Towed barge JOHN MARTIN.

1892, May Ashore Windmill Point outside Buffalo with wheat from Duluth.

1892, Jun 2 Collision with barge MARVIN at Port Huron.

1897, Nov 6 Broke wheel, Lake Erie.

1901 Rebuilt as screw steamer; 1 deck, 2 masts, 283 x 40.3 x 25.5', 2766 gross / 1913 net tons.

1903 Sunk near Bar Point; extensive damage.

1907, Sep 3 Aground Sandusky; released.

1909, Jun 5 2266 gross / 1913 net tons.

1915 Laid up Erie, PA.

1918, Jul 9 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned Joan Steamship Co., A.H. Langell, Lakewood, OH, president; rebuilt 283 x 40 x 23.7'; 2161 gross / 11808 net tons; never operated, sank at it's dock due to ice jams.

1923, Dec 23 Owned Geore Peel, Chatham, ONT; sunk at Point Edward as breakwater.

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

GLADSTONE (1888, Bulk Freighter)
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GLADSTONE (1888, Bulk Freighter)