NORTHERN LIGHT (1888, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
130407
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 2 watertight bulkheads, double bottom ballast system, steel boiler house & electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
17
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works Company
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Steamship Company, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 38 & 61 x 42" stroke, 1200hp @ 76rpm engine. Two 14 x 12' scotch boilers, 160 pounds steam, both by Globe Iron Works Co, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
299.5'
Beam:
40.8'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
2476
Tonnage (net):
1885
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Florida Keys.
Date:
8 Nov 1930
How:
Foundered.
GPS:
Latitude: 25.03 N Longitude: 80.13 W
History

1888, Apr 14 Launched Cleveland, OH; built to run Buffalo, NY - Duluth, MN; first of six sister ships for the Northern Steamship Co, NORTHERN KING, NORTHERN QUEEN, NORTHERN WAVE, NORTH STAR & NORTH WIND.

1891, Apr 30 Aground St. Mary's River; released by tug CHENEY.

1895, Aug 24 Collision with steamer E.C. POPE, St. Clair River.

1903 Owned Mutual Transit Co, Buffalo.

1916 Owned Great Lakes Transit Co, Buffalo.

1917 Owned War Shipping Board; taken to coast, rebuilt, 2599 gross / 526 net tons.

1921 Owned Gulf Export & Transportation Co, Port Arthur, TX.

1925 Owned John George Murphy, Mobile, AL.

1928 Owned Gulf Barge & Towing Co, New Orleans, LA; rebuilt as barge, readmeasured 2351 gross / 2315 net tons.

1930, Nov 8 Foundered off FL coast.

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 LIGHT (1888, Package Freighter)
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NORTHERN LIGHT (1888, Package Freighter)