NORTHERN QUEEN (1888, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
130436
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 2 water tight bulkheads, double bottom ballast tanks, steel boiler-house, electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Steamship Co., Duluth, MN.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 38 + 61 x 42" stroke, 1200hp at 76rpm engine. Two 14 x 12' scotch boilers, 160 pounds steam by Globe Iron Works Co, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
299'
Beam:
40.5'
Depth:
24.5'
Tonnage (gross):
2476
Tonnage (net):
1885
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Italy.
Date:
  1925
How:
Scrapped.
History

1889, May Ran Buffalo - Two Harbors, MN & Duluth carrying ore & flour.

1893, Jun 28 Ashore near Port Gratiot in fog bound Duluth - Buffalo with flour.

1894 Extensive repairs.

1894 Carried immigrants to North Dakota & passengers Buffalo - Duluth.

1895, May Aground St. Mary's River; released.

1895, Nov Aground Sand Beach, MI, released 6 days later; towed to Detroit by tug BALIZE, repaired.

1901, Jun 29 Sank barge SAGAMORE in collision, Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.

1903 Owned Mutual Transit Co, Buffalo.

1906, Dec Ashore Point Abbey, Lake Superior; released.

1908, Nov 25 Collision with propeller NORTH STAR at Port Sanilac, Lake Huron.

1910, Dec Collision with steamer WEST SHORE.

1913, Sep 10 Stranded near Rock of Ages Light, Lake Superior.

1913, Nov 11 Driven ashore Keale Point, Lake Huron; released & repaired.

1915, Nov 7 Aground Detroit River.

1916 Owned Great Lakes Transit Co, Buffalo.

1917 Owned U.S. Shipping Board, Washington, DC; used East Coast.

1920 Owned West Indies Navigation Co, New York, NY.

1922 Owned Gulf Export Co, New York, NY.

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 QUEEN (1888, Package Freighter)
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NORTHERN QUEEN (1888, Package Freighter)