BIELMAN, C.F. (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
126887
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 3 masts, 1 stack, diagonal steel straps,internal steel arches.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler Company
Original Owner and Location:
Stewart Transportation Company, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20", 33", 54" x 42", 74rpm, 1,000hp triple expansion engine, Frontier Iron works, Detroit.. 11'9" x 12' scotch boilers, 160#, Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, MI, 1892.
Dimensions
Length:
291'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
2056
Tonnage (net):
1709
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Great Duck Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1934
How:
Scuttled for use as gravel dock.
History

1893-1902 Owned Stewart Transportation Company, Detroit, MI.

1896 Owned George Peck, Detroit, towed barge MARY E. MCLACHLAN.

1900, Sep Grounded, Fisherman's Shoal, Lake Michigan; lightered & released,

1902 Owned McLachlan Transportation Company, Port Huron, MI.

1916, Jan 14 Enrollment surrendered Port Huron; "abandoned".

1916 Dismantled Port Huron.

1918 Owned Reid Wrecking Company, Port Huron; repowered with 18", 18", 52" & 42" double steeple compound engine by King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY. Given 8 hatches, special accomodations below decks for automobiles.

1920 Owned Spokane Steam Ship Company, Port Huron, MI.

1926, Oct Dismantled, Port Huron, MI.

1927, Jun 28 Enrollment surrendered, "abandoned".

1934 Towed to Great Duck Island, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

BIELMAN, C.F. (1892, Bulk Freighter)
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BIELMAN, C.F. (1892, Bulk Freighter)