COFFINBERRY, H.D. (1874, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
95285
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
Rust, King & Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
32 + 32 x 36" condensing steam engine, Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. 10 1/2' x 18' tubular boiler, 53# steam, Globe Iron Works, 1874.
Dimensions
Length:
191.4'
Beam:
33.5'
Depth:
13.4'
Tonnage (gross):
649.84
Capacity:
850 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Red Cliff Bay, WI (Possibly Ashland, WI).
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1913
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1914, Jan 28 Still owned E.M. Carlton. 1917, Aug 9 Salvage work. 1917, Dec 31 Documents surrendered.
History

1879 Repaired.

1879, Apr 15 Readmeasured 858.35 gross / 706.78 net tons.

1880s Regularly towed H.B. NEWCOMBE.

1881, Mar Overhauled & painted.

1883 Repaired.

1884 Owned E.B. Smith et al, Buffalo, NY.

1887, Jun Collision with schooner MARY D. AYER, Chicago, IL, Lake Michigan.

1889, Apr 10 Owned C.S. Geel.

1890, May 28 Stranded, Shingle Bay, St. Mary's River.

1891, Apr 18 Owned L.T. Bruce.

1891 Rebuilt.

1891, Apr 18 Owned L.T. Bruce.

1892 Reboilered; one 10' x 16', 125# steam firebox boiler by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI.

1892, Aug 25 Grounded with iron ore, Port Hope, Lake Huron; repaired.

1893 Double steeple compound engine, 16 + 16 + 32 + 32 x 36", 625hp at 95rpm by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron.

1894, May 18 Collided with schooner WAVE CREST, Oswego, NY, Lake Ontario.

1898, Oct 13 Grounded, Duluth, MN, Lake Superior.

1899 Owned E.M. Carlton, Cleveland, OH.

1900, May 28 Grounded with coal & consort, Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron; repaired.

1900, Oct 14 Collided with & sunk steamer F.E. SPINNER, St. Mary's River.

1913 Abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

COFFINBERRY, H.D. (1874, Bulk Freighter)
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