AMAZON (1897, Barge)


Year of Build:
1897
Official Number:
30089
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Converted to bulk freighter 1908 by American Ship Building Co. Cleveland.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Chicago Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Corrigan & Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
376'
Beam:
46'
Depth:
22.4'
Tonnage (gross):
3702
Tonnage (net):
2608
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY. Lake Erie
Date:
  1955
How:
Scrapped.
History

Similar to AUSTRALIA.

1897, Oct 6 Broke record for tons of iron ore loaded; 6306 tons.

1898, Nov 17 Stuck in draw of railroad bridge, Chicago.

1902 Became consort to AUSTRALIA.

1908 Converted to bulk freighter by American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH; given triple expansion engine of wooden steamer ITALIA(1884); 19,30 & 50 x 42 from Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit; 376 x 46.2 x 22.4; 370.2 gross tons.

1915 Pioneer SS Co., Hutchinson & Co.

1942 Traded to US War Shipping Administration in exchange for new tonnage; leased by them to Gartland SS Co.(managed by Sullivan).

1949 Leased to T.H. Browning SS Co., Detroit.

1954 Scrapped at Lackawanna, NY.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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