MONTEAGLE (1884, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
91684
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Steel boiler house, steel straps in frames.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Robert Mills
Original Owner and Location:
Michael J. Cummings, Oswego, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
23 & 48 x 42"; 600hp @ 78rpm engine by Frontier Iron Works, Buffalo, NY (1884). 9'6" x 16' firebox boilers, 107 pounds steam, M. Riter Co, Buffalo, NY (1884).
Dimensions
Length:
213.5'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1273.17
Tonnage (net):
1034.62
Capacity:
1800 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Munuscong, St. Mary's River.
Lake Huron.
Date:
22 Sep 1909
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Wheat.
Notes:
Bound Duluth, MN - Oswego, NY, she caught fire while transversing the lake.
History

1884, May 4 Launched; cost $95,000.

1884, Jun 10 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1884 Chartered by Chicago, Ogdensburg Line; towed WHITE STAR, MYSTIC STAR, & BLAZING STAR.

1894 Ashore Hyde Park reef, Chicago, IL.

1903, Mar 17 Owned Robert Downey, Oswego, NY.

1909 New scotch boilers 10 x 16' at 150# steam by Kingsford Boiler & Engine Works, Oswego, NY (1907).

1909, Sep 22 Burned, Lake Huron.

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

MONTEAGLE (1884, Bulk Freighter)
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MONTEAGLE (1884, Bulk Freighter)