HACKETT, R.J. (1870, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
21934
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Elihu M. Peck
Original Owner and Location:
Northwestern Transportation co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 36" stroke engine by Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. 2 firebox boilers 17 x 6'9" by Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
208.1'
Beam:
32.5'
Depth:
12.6'
Tonnage (gross):
748.66
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Whaleback Shoal, Green Bay.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
12 Nov 1905
Final Depth:
10-14'
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Caught fire & burned to waterline, crew saved by fishtug STEWART EDWARD.
History

1870, Mar 31 Enrolled Detroit as first bulk freighter built specifically for iron ore trade; first to operate with a barge consort.

1871, Jun Aground Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.

1871, Sep Collision with YOUNG AMERICA at Port Huron.

1880 Towed WILLIAM MCGREGOR.

1881, May 19 Rebuilt, readmeasured 2 decks, 3 masts, 1129.22 gross / 921.76 net tons at Springwell Dry Dock.

1883 Reengined with steeple compound, 22 + 40 x 36"; 390hp @ 85rpm from Cuyahoga Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH.

1884 Collision on Lake George with ore.

1886, Aug 30 Aground Lake George, St. Mary's River.

1889 Boilers replaced with 1 scotch boiler, 9.5 x 14'; 105# steam from McGregor & Sons, Detroit.

1891 Towed H.H. BROWN.

1892, Sep 12 Owned Vulcan Transportation Co., Detroit.

1905, Apr 10 Owned Henry C. McCallum, Detroit.

1905, Nov 15 Documents surrendered; total loss to fire.

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

HACKETT, R.J. (1870, Bulk Freighter)
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HACKETT, R.J. (1870, Bulk Freighter)