MANHATTAN (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
91905
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Twin stacks; spar deck vessel; diagonal straps on frame, steel boiler house, steam pumps, electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Inter Ocean Transportation Co., Milwaukee, WI.
Ownership Notes:
Ira H. Owen et al.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 48 x 40" 980hp at 96rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works (1887). 9'6" x 15'6" firebox boilers at 90 pounds steam by Dry Dock Engine Works (1887).
Dimensions
Length:
252.4'
Beam:
38'
Depth:
19.4'
Tonnage (gross):
1545.7
Tonnage (net):
1102.74
Capacity:
2,000 tons; 70,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Island.
Lake Superior.
Date:
27 Oct 1903
How:
Stranded & burned.
Final Cargo:
76,000 bushels wheat.
Notes:
Bound Duluth, MN - Buffalo, NY, stranded after steering gear failed, then burned. Crew taken off by tug WARD. 1910 Wreck salvaged & removed by Thomas L. Durocher, Sault Saint Marie, MI; bits remain.
History

1887, Apr 12 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1888, Apr 5 Same owner, Milwaukee, WI, S. Clement, President; frequently carried iron ore Escanaba, MI - Cleveland, OH.

1888, Oct 19 Loaded 1800 tons ore one hour 15 minutes.

1897 Owned David Vance & Co., Milwaukee.

1899 Owned J.C. Gilchrist, Cleveland.

1900 Towed F.A. GEORGER.

1903, Apr 18 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co., Mentor, OH; home port Fairport.

1903, Oct 27 Wrecked, Lake Superior.

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

MANHATTAN (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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MANHATTAN (1887, Bulk Freighter)