LYON, JOHN B (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
76199
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
Frank Perew, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22, 22, 42, 42 x 48", 700hp, 70rpm, double engines, H.G. Trout, Buffalo (1881); Perry & Lay engine patterns. 9.5 x 16', 95# steam, firebox boilers, M. Riter, Buffalo (1881). 12' diameter x 15' lead wheel, Buffalo.
Dimensions
Length:
255.9'
Beam:
38.8'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1710
Tonnage (net):
1330
Capacity:
80,000 bushels corn
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles northeast of Conneaut, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
11 Sep 1900
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Foundered in storm, 11 lives lost.
History

1881, Jul 16 Collision with schooner JONES, Chicago River.

1881, Oct 2 Collision with canalboat VICTOR, Buffalo River.

1881, Nov 26 Lost both smoke stacks & damaged a boiler & steampipes in gale on Lake Michigan; disabled, raised sail & headed to shore for repairs.

1882 Towed barge J.M. HUTCHINSON.

1883, Jun Aground St. Clair Flats, St. Clair River.

1883, Jul Collision with schooner J.M. HUTCHISON, Chicago.

1883, Oct Collision with & crushed canalboat MARY WALKER as towed.

1883, Nov Aground St. Clair Flats.

1884, Sep 11 Caught fire at Buffalo; minor damage.

1887 Received new steel arches, stanchions, rails & bulwarks at Miller Brothers shipyard.

1887, Nov 12 Aground Chicago, Lake Michigan with grain.

1889, Nov Aground Buffalo, Lake Erie.

1892, Jun Owned J.C. Gilchrist et al, Vermillion, OH.

1892, May 10 Aground Sand Beach, Lake Huron with oats & corn.

1893, May 17 New boilers, Cleveland, OH.

1896 Rebuilt.

1897, Mar 26 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co, Vermillion.

1897, Nov 17 Aground White's Shoal, Lake St. Clair off Peche Island.

1898 Towed S.H. FOSTER & H.D. ALVERSON.

1900, Sep 11 Foundered, Lake Erie.

1900, Sep 15 Enrollment surrendered, Sandusky, OH.

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

LYON, JOHN B (1881, Bulk Freighter)
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LYON, JOHN B (1881, Bulk Freighter)