MERCUR, FRED (1882, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
120513
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Lehigh Valley Transportation Co., Buffalo
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
26", 48" x 42' engine, 550 hp, 72 rpm by H.G. Trout, Buffalo, 1882. 8' x 15' firebox boilers, 90# steam by M. Riter. 11' diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
232'
Beam:
35.6'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1224
Tonnage (net):
996
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Stanley Island above Cornwall.
St. Lawrence River.
Date:
3 Jul 1925
How:
Burned to water's edge.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
History

1883, Nov 16 Ashore & scuttled near Erie, PA; released Nov 19 & repaired Nov 20.

1887, Sep 30 In drydock at Buffalo to examine bottom, ashore in the rivers.

1899 Owned Iroquois Furnance Co, Buffalo, NY.

1899 Owned Frank Baird, Buffalo.

1902 Owned George Hall Coal Co.

1918, Jan Owned George Hall Coal & Transportation Co, Ogdenburg, NY; later Montreal, QUE.

1921 Owned W.E. Lawlar Hawksbury, ONT.

1925, Jul 3 Burned, St. Lawrence River.

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

MERCUR, FRED (1882, Bulk Freighter)
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MERCUR, FRED (1882, Bulk Freighter)