KEWEENAW (1891, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
161010
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Duplicate of SAGINAW (1891).
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Saginaw Steel Steamship Co., New Jersey
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
21, 34 + 56 x 42" engine. 13'4" x 13' boilers, 160# steam. 13 x 14'9" wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
270.7'
Beam:
41.9'
Depth:
26'
Tonnage (gross):
2511
Tonnage (net):
2004
Capacity:
3400 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pacific Ocean.
Date:
7 Dec 1894
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
1895, Feb 14 Documents surrendered, San Francisco, CA.
History

1891, May Launched, built for Ocean service; transported in 2 parts through Welland Canal.

1891, Sep Sailed San Diego, CA - Valparaiso, Chile; lost her propeller at sea.

1892, Apr Repaired Union Iron Works, San Francisco.

1894, Dec 7 Sailing from Vancouver Island, BCO; lost at sea.

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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KEWEENAW (1891, Package Freighter)