CHOCTAW (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
126874
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Straightback design.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
17
Builder Name:
Cleveland Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Superior Mining Co., Ishpeming, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
17, 29, 47 x 36", 900hp by Cleveland Ship Building Co. 11' x 12', 160# scotch boilers by Cleveland Shipbuilding Co.
Dimensions
Length:
266' 9"
Beam:
38' 1"
Depth:
17' 9"
Tonnage (gross):
1573
Tonnage (net):
1256
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Presque Isle, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
12 Jul 1915
How:
Collision.
Notes:
Collided in fog, sank quickly.
History

1892, May 25 Launched Cleveland S.B. Co., as monitor; double bottom ballast system, three water tight bulkheads.

1982, Jun Maiden trip to Marquette, 12mph.

1893, Apr 19 While on Lake St. Clair, cylinder head blew out, 2 killed, 1 injured.

1896, May Collided with steamer L.C. WALDO at Soo in fog; sunk on shoal, 10ft hole on starboard side.

1915, Jul 12 Lost in collision on Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

CHOCTAW (1892, Bulk Freighter)
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CHOCTAW (1892, Bulk Freighter)