NORTHERN KING (1888, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
130420
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Double bottom ballast tanks, steel boiler house, 2 watertight bulkheads, electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Steamship Co., Superior, WI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 38 + 61 x 42" stroke, 1150hp engine at 78rpm, by Globe Iron Works Co, Cleveland, OH. Two 14 x 12'6" scotch boilers, 160 pounds steam, by Globe Iron Works Co.
Dimensions
Length:
299.5'
Beam:
40.8'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
2476.35
Tonnage (net):
1885.14
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Italy.
Date:
  1926
How:
Scrapped.
History

1888, Sep Launched, Cleveland, OH.

1888, Oct Maiden trip to Duluth, carried oil for Standard Oil Co.

1890, Jun Record trip Sault Ste. Marie - Duluth, MN, 25 hours, 3 min.

1892, Aug Holed & sank, St. Mary's River at Sault Ste. Marie; raised.

1894, Sep Aground at Round Island, St. Mary's River; released by tug BROOKAWAY.

1895, May 18 Collision with bridge at Buffalo, NY.

1895, Jul 19 Collision with steamboat NYANZA at Sugar Island, ST. Mary's River.

1895, Aug 17 Collision with steamer CORONA at Buffalo.

1899, Jun 4 Aground Duluth.

1905, Sep Aground Portage Entry, Lake Superior.

1915 Owned Mutual Transit Co, Buffalo.

1915, Nov 19 Damaged in Lake Huron gale.

1917 Owned Great Lakes Transit Co, Buffalo.

1918 To East Coast.

1920 2565 gross / 1503 net tons.

1924 Scrapped, Italy.

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

NORTHERN KING (1888, Package Freighter)
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NORTHERN KING (1888, Package Freighter)