MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER (1898, Whaleback)


Year of Build:
1898
Official Number:
107372
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Superior, WI
Vessel Type:
Whaleback
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
141
Builder Name:
American Steel Barge Company
Original Owner and Location:
Alexander McDougall, Superior, WI.
Ownership Notes:
Managing owner: Pickands Mather & Company, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19,28.5,43 & 66 x 40" engine, 1700hp, 78rpm, Cleveland Shipbuilding Co, Cleveland, OH, 1898. 12.5 x 9.17' watertube boilers, Babcock & Wilcox, New York City, NY, 1898.
Dimensions
Length:
413.1'
Beam:
50'
Depth:
22'
Tonnage (gross):
3672
Tonnage (net):
2824
Capacity:
240,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, Ontario, Lake Ontario


Date:
 Apr 1948
How:
Scrapped
Notes:
Scrapped by Steel Company of Canada, Limited
History

1898, Aug 24 Struck draw of Michigan Street bridge, Buffalo Creek, Buffalo, NY.

1899 3 bulkheads, steel tank tops, hold beams 414 x 50 x 27'; 3686 gross / 2662 net tons.

1900 Owned Bessemer Steamship Co, Duluth, MN.

1901 Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Company, Cleveland, OH.

1901, Aug 21 Struck & cut in two steam yacht GEORGE STAUBER, St. Clair River.

1915, Aug 3 Aground Duck Island, Lake Huron.

1915, Sep 18 Collision with steamer A.P.WRIGHT, Little Rapids Cut, St. Mary's River.

1923 Reconstructed, 413 x 50 x 22', 3672 gross / 2824 net tons.

1936 Owned Buckeye Steamship Co, Cleveland.

1943 Owned U.S. War Shipping Administration, Cleveland.

1945 - 1946 Laid up, Erie, PA.

1946, Jan 28 Documents surrendered, Wilmington, DE.

1948 Scrapped, Hamilton, ONT.

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

MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER (1898, Whaleback)
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MCDOUGALL, ALEXANDER (1898, Whaleback)