MINNEAPOLIS (1873, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
90524
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: One stack. sister: AMAZON.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John J. Hill
Master Carpenter:
James Doran
Original Owner and Location:
Ward's Lake Superior Line, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
50 x 36" engine, Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 10.5 x 16' firebox boiler, Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 12' diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
226.3'
Beam:
34.1'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (gross):
1072.22
Tonnage (net):
949.76
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off McGulpin Point, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
4 Apr 1894
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
48517 bushels wheat.
Notes:
Damaged by ice & got a leak after ran across rocky bottom near McGulpin Pt. 1894, Jun 4 Documents surrendered, Detroit.
History

1873, Jul 12 Launched.

1873, Sep 2 Enrolled Detroit, MI; ran Duluth, MN - Buffalo, NY with grain.

1873, Nov 26 Owned Englemann Transportation Co, Milwaukee, WI; replaced steamer IRONSIDE to run package freight & passenger trade between Grand Haven, MI & Milwaukee, WI.

1874, Jun 13 Larger cabin structure added.

1875, Jan Stuck in ice off harbor entrance at Grand Haven, Lake Michigan.

1875, Mar 15 Freed from ice.

1875, Apr 14 Owned North Western Transportation Co, Detroit, MI.

1875, Aug 10 Repaired.

1876, Apr 10 Cabin lengthened.

1877, Apr 9 Received a new wheel.

1880, Apr 13 Made a coarse freighter.

1881, August Towed schooner SAMUEL L. WATSON.

1881 Major repairs

1882, Mar 11 949.76 net tons.

1886, 1887 Towed W.M. MCGREGOR.

1887, Nov 3 Collision with schooner ROSA SONSMITH, St. Mary's River.

1887, Dec Engine steeple compounded by S.F.Hodge & Co, received new boiler.

1888, Mar 23 Owned Parker et al, Detroit.

1888, Oct 30 Struck & damaged tug WALKER, Lake Superior.

1889 Towed barges SAN DIEGO & GUIDING STAR.

1889, Oct 23 Collided with & damaged MATTIE BELL, South Bend, St. Clair River.

1890, 1891 Towed RED WING & SAN DIEGO.

1890, Mar 27 Owned Parker Transportation Company, Hamtrack, MI

1892 Towed RED WING, SAN DIEGO & QUEEN CITY.

1893 Towed SAN DIEGO & SAVELAND.

1893, Aug 9 Struck floating wreckage near Copper Harbor, MI, Lake Superior.

1894, Apr 4 Sunk off McGulpin's Point, MI.

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

MINNEAPOLIS (1873, Package Freighter)
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MINNEAPOLIS (1873, Package Freighter)