LACKAWANNA (1888, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
140930
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Similar to SCRANTON. One stack, 6 watertight bulkheads, double-bottom ballast system.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
1
Builder Name:
Cleveland Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Lackawanna Transportation (Steamship) Company, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
J.J. McWilliams, manager.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19.30 & 54 x 40", 800hp, 78rpm engine, Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH. 11.5 x 11', 150 pounds steam scotch boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
260'
Beam:
39.2'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
2015
Tonnage (net):
1595
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Boston, MA.
Date:
  1929
How:
Scrapped.
Notes:
Scrapped & abandoned.
History

1888, May 22 First enrolled, Buffalo, NY.

1888 Ran Buffalo, NY & Duluth, MN.

1897, Nov 22 Struck Ballard reef, Detroit, MI & sank in 20' water; struck by steamer MARISKA while still in water.

1900 Owned Lake Transit Co., Duluth, MN.

1903, May 9 Aground Squaw Island, Lake Michigan; repaired.

1906, Oct 27 Collided north breakwall, Cleveland, OH., sank; recovered.

1906, Nov 28 Owned Captain J. H. H. Brown, repaired Cleveland.

1909, Oct Repaired Buffalo after collision with barge, St. Clair River.

1911 Chartered Flour City Steamship Line.

1913 Owned Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo.

1916, Apr 10 Owned Coastwise Steamship Co., Boston, MA.

1916 Cut in two by American Shipbuilding Co., Buffalo; to coast, reassembled by Davie Ship Building & Repairing Co., Lauzon, QUE.

1920 Tonnage change, 1973 gross tons, 1179 net tons.

1922 Owned Bessie A. Somerville, Pensacola, FL.

1926 Owned William Comfoot, Portland, OR.

1927 Owned Lackawanna Steamship Co., Boston, MA.

1929 Scrapped & abandoned, Boston, MA.

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

LACKAWANNA (1888, Package Freighter)
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LACKAWANNA (1888, Package Freighter)