SUPERIOR CITY (1898, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1898
Official Number:
116820
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lorain, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 3 watertight bulkheads, double-bottom water ballast tanks & electric lights largest steamer on Lakes at the time
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Cleveland Ship Building Company
Original Owner and Location:
Zenith Transit Company, Duluth, Minnesota
Ownership Notes:
Also known as City Line
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Steel boilerhouse 17, 25.5, 39 & 60 x 40"; Cleveland Ship Building Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1898 13'10" x 9'3" watertube boilers, Babcock & Wilcox, 1898
Dimensions
Length:
429'
Beam:
50'
Depth:
24.7'
Tonnage (gross):
4795
Tonnage (net):
3693
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Whihtefish Point, Michigan, Lake Superior
Date:
20 Aug 1920
How:
Collision
Final Cargo:
Iron ore
Notes:
Downbound & collided with steamer WILLIS L. KING Sank quickly, boiler explosion killed 29 Wreck discovered in 1972
History

1898, April 13 First launched

1898, September 28 Aground Blackwell canal, Lake Erie

1899, March 1 Owned American Steel Wire Company

1920 August 20 Sank in collision with WILLIS L. KING at Whitefish

Point, Michigan, 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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SUPERIOR CITY (1898, Bulk Freighter)