BROWN, W. L. (1880, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
80767
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Green Bay, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Andrew Johnson
Built on Bottom of:
NEPTUNE US130023 (1872)
Original Owner and Location:
National Furnace Co., Green Bay, WI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two HPNC engines.
Dimensions
Length:
140'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
336.10
Tonnage (net):
224.58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Peshtigo Reef, Green Bay, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
21 Oct 1886
Final Depth:
76'
How:
Sprang leak & foundered.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
1887 Salvaged, machinery used in FANNIE C. HART
History

1880, Jun 15 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; carried iron ore Escanaba - Green Bay.

1882 Rebuilt; machinery overhauled.

1885 - 86 New boilers.

1886, Oct 21 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

BROWN, W. L. (1880, Bulk Freighter)
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BROWN, W. L. (1880, Bulk Freighter)