CHAMBERLAIN, SELAH (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
115147
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
A. Bradley, et. al., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30 x 30" non-condensing engine. 7'3" x 7', 95# tubular boilers, Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
212'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
14.8'
Tonnage (gross):
894.69
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 - 6 miles E. of Sheboygan, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
13 Oct 1886
Final Depth:
70' - 85'
How:
Sunk in collision.
Final Cargo:
Wood, Towing FAYETTE BROWN.
Notes:
Bound Milwaukee, WI - Escanaba, MI, collided with propeller JOHN PRIDGEON JR. in fog; 5 lost. 1886, Oct 23 Documents surrendered Cleveland, OH. 1887 - 89 Several salvage attempts.
History

Built for ore trade.

1873, May 11 Grounded Bois Blanc Island, Straits of Mackinac.

1874, Mar 30 Rebuilt; 2 decks, 1207.01 gross tons.

1880s Towing JOHN MARTIN, ESCANABA & FAYETTE BROWN.

1881, Mar Repaired, Globe Dry Docks, Cleveland.

1883, May 9 Owned Bradley Transportation Co., 963.98 net tons, 1207 gross tons.

1883, Nov 15 Lost main mast, rigging entangled in prop on Lake Superior.

1884, Sep Chartered to carry wheat Duluth, MN-Buffalo, NY, 3 trips.

1884, Oct Driven against & damaged at Pt. Arthur coal docks.

1886, Oct 13 Sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
James J. Jetzer
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

CHAMBERLAIN, SELAH (1873, Bulk Freighter)
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CHAMBERLAIN, SELAH (1873, Bulk Freighter)