MORLEY, W.B. (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
81391
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Morley & Hill
Original Owner and Location:
C. T. Morley et al, Marine City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
One 27 + 50 x 40", 600hp @ 78rpm engine, Dry Dock Engine works, Detroit, MI (1892). 11'6" x 16'@ 110# steam firebox boiler, Dry Dock Engine Works.
Dimensions
Length:
240'
Beam:
42.42'
Depth:
20.75'
Tonnage (gross):
1,747.8
Tonnage (net):
1,565.05
Final Disposition
How:
Condemned & dismantled.
Notes:
Had accident on St. Lawrence River.
History

1892, Oct 17 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1893 Chartered to Ogdensburg Transit Co. to run Duluth, MN to New England.

1899, Aug Collided head on with car ferry LANSDOWNE in Detroit River; both sank.

1900, Apr Owned Wallace & Cunningham; home port Dearborn, MI.

1912 Owned George Hall Coal Co., Ogdensburg, NY.

1916 Owned Wilson-Patterson Co., Montreal, QUE; C138093; ran Lake Erie & St. Lawrence River.

1921, Sep 29 Involved in accident on St. Lawrence River; condemned & dismantled.

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

MORLEY, W.B. (1892, Bulk Freighter)
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MORLEY, W.B. (1892, Bulk Freighter)