LAKE MICHIGAN (1872, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
88537
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Lake & River Steamship Co., Hamilton, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
R.O. McKay.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 34 x 34", 80hp engine, Thomas Wilson & Co., Dundas.
Dimensions
Length:
196'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
693
Tonnage (net):
440
Capacity:
500 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toronto, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
  1925
How:
Scuttled.
Notes:
1926 Hull buried in Toronto harbor redevelopment. 1938 Out of registry.
History

Similar to LAKE ERIE & LAKE ONTARIO.

1872, Jun 14 Registered, Hamilton, ONT.

1872, Oct Lost deck load in storm near Grand Haven, MI.

1873 Ran Montreal, QUE - Chicago, IL.

1873 Daily service, Montreal - St. Catharines, ONT in grain trade.

1875, Apr Ran Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton & St. Catharines.

1881 Ran Toledo, OH - Montreal in grain trade.

1886, Apr 10 Owned R.O. & Elizabeth MacKay.

1888, Oct 31 Owned Robert O. MacKay, Adam Brown MacKay, Hamilton & Aneas Donald MacKay, Georgetown, British Guiana.

1890, Apr 15 Rebuilt Milwaukee, WI; 136 x 23.9 x 11.5', 588 gross / 360 net tons; 20 + 34 x 34", 70rpm steeple compound engine by F.G. Becket Engine Co.; 1 scotch boiler 10'6" x 10'6" @ 104# steam by John Englis & Son (1896).

1894 Delayed 3 weeks in Sault Ste. Marie, broken shaft.

1896 Ran on Merchant's Line.

1904 Owned Hamilton & Montreal Navigation Co.

1907, Feb 12 Owned Malcolm McKenzie & Robert Towers, Sarnia, ONT.

1910, Apr 12 Owned Charles W. Cadwell, Windsor, ONT.

1910, Jul 18 Owned Charles Burnett, Kincardine, ONT.

1911 Burned in winter quarters, Port Huron, MI.

1913 Refloated as stone carrier; owned Point Ann Quarries Ltd., Toronto, ONT.

1913, Feb 24 Cut down to coarse freight; 402 gross / 157 net tons.

1920 Retired, Toronto; dismantled.

1925 Scuttled.

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

LAKE MICHIGAN (1872, Package Freighter)
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LAKE MICHIGAN (1872, Package Freighter)