NIMICK, ALEX (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
106702
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Sistership JOHN HARPER & NIMICK largest crafts in Lakes at time; hold-beams, 2 stacks, diagonal straps, steel arches, sheathed bow.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
J.R. Irwin, Fairport, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 32 + 54 x 42; 1200hp @ 86rpm engine by Samuel Hodge Iron Works, Detroit, MI, 1890. 11'6" x 13', 150# steam scotch boilers by M. Riter, Buffalo, NY, 1890.
Dimensions
Length:
298.4'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
1968.83
Tonnage (net):
1632.03
Capacity:
3,300 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Vermillion Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
21 Sep 1907
Final Depth:
26'
How:
Grounded & wrecked in storm.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Lorain, OH - Duluth, MN; 6 lost, 11 escaped. 1910 Wrecked cleared by blasting.
History

1890, Jan Launched.

1890, Apr 18 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1892, Jun 3 Laid up at Sault with broken cylinder head.

1897 - 1899 Towed barge ANTRIM.

1898 Large repairs.

1899 Owned George E. Tener et al, Fairport, OH.

1900, Sep 11 Pilothouse wrecked in Lake Erie storm.

1907, Sep 21 Wrecked.

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

NIMICK, ALEX (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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NIMICK, ALEX (1890, Bulk Freighter)