GRECIAN (1891, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
86136
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Double bottom ballast system; 3 watertight bulkheads.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
40
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Menominee Transit Company, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 38, 61 x 42" engine, built 1891 Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio 1200 HP. Two 14' x 12'6" at 160# steam, built Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio 1891.
Dimensions
Length:
296' 2"
Beam:
40' 4"
Depth:
21' 1"
Tonnage (gross):
2348.43
Tonnage (net):
1875.23
Capacity:
3000 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
15 Jun 1906
Final Depth:
70' - 105'
How:
Sunk.
GPS:
Latitude: 44.58.04 Longitude: 83.12.01
Notes:
Sunk while in tow of steamer SIR HENRY BESSMER. 1909 - 10 Salvage attempts unsuccessful.
History

1891 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1892, May 31 Aground St. Clair Flats with ore; released.

1899 Chartered by Canada Atlantic Line.

1901, Aug 14 Owned Pittsburg Steamship Co.; home port Duluth, MN.

1906, Jun 7 Grounded near Detour, MI in fog; temporary patch installed.

1906, Jun 15 Sunk, Lake Huron.

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

GRECIAN (1891, Propeller)
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GRECIAN (1891, Propeller)