EDDY, JOHN F. (1886, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
76645
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 2 stacks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
76
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Eddy Brothers & Shaw, Bay City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
25", 48" x 40" engine, 600hp, 80rpm, built Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1886. 9 1/2' x 14' firebox boilers, 108# steam, built Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, 1886.
Dimensions
Length:
259.2'
Beam:
37.6'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1678
Tonnage (net):
1252
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles off West Sister Island.
Lake Erie.
Date:
13 Nov 1920
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
In tow of tug CUSTODIAN, sprang leak & sank; later dynamited as a hazard.
History

1886, Sep 20 Enrolled Detroit; towed barge JOHN SHAW.

1888, Apr 16 Owned Eddy Transportation Co., Hampton, MI, Charles A. Eddy; ran Duluth - Buffalo in grain trade.

1892, Mar 3 Owned Sulphite Fibre Transportation Co., Delray, MI.

1894, Nov 14 Her tow, schooner JOHN SHAW foundered off AuSable, MI, Lake Huron.

1895, Nov 8 Ashore at Grosse Point; released.

1897, Mar 31 Owned Dry Dock Navigation Co., Utica, MI.

1898 Towed CHARLES FOSTER.

1899 Rebuilt.

1900, Jan 13 Owned Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., North Tonawanda, NY; towed B.L. PENNINGTON.

1913 Dismantled; rebuilt as tow barge.

1916, Feb 9 Owned Pringle Barge Line Co., Mentor Special District, OH.

1920, Nov 13 Foundered, Lake Erie.

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
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

EDDY, JOHN F. (1886, Bulk Freighter)
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EDDY, JOHN F. (1886, Bulk Freighter)