ZENITH CITY (1895, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
28129
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
South Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
15
Builder Name:
Chicago Ship Building Company
Master Carpenter:
W. Babcock
Original Owner and Location:
Zenith Transit Company, Duluth, Minnesota
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Duluth
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 37, 63 x 42" engine, 1100hp, 78rpm by Cleveland Ship Building Company, 1895 12'6" x 9' watertube boilers, 255 pounds steam, by Babcock & Wilcox Company, New York, New York, 1895
Dimensions
Length:
387.5'
Beam:
48.3'
Depth:
23.3'
Tonnage (gross):
3850
Tonnage (net):
3429
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, ONt.
Date:
  1947
How:
Scrapped.
History

1899, Mar 1 Owned American Steel Wire Company.

1901 Owned Pittsburgh Steam Ship Company, Cleveland, OH.

1910, Jul 26 Ashore AuSable Reef, Lake Huron in fog; released.

1916 Sank in storm, Hammond Bay, Lake Huron; recovered.

1916 Received 2 scotch boilers 10.6' x 10.6', built 1916, triple

expansion engine 26, 42, 66 x 72".

1926 Reconstructed, 387' x 48' x 28'6", 3581 gross tons, 1 deck.

1947, Oct Scrapped Hamilton, ONT.

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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