AKELEY, H. C. (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
95639
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 3 masts, 1 stack, 5 upper staterooms aft and 1 forward. Used T.W. Kirby's patent Hog Rods in hull construction.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas W. Kirby (Mechanics Dry Dock Company)
Master Carpenter:
John Calllister
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas W. Kirby & Healy C. Akeley, Grand Haven, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from GENERAL H.E. PAINE; wrecked at Grand Haven, 1879.
Dimensions
Length:
231.6'
Beam:
35.1'
Depth:
18.7'
Tonnage (gross):
1187.25
Tonnage (net):
794.70
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 miles off Holland, MI.
Lake Michigan
Date:
13 Nov 1883
Final Depth:
275'
How:
Foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
corn
Notes:
Bound for Buffalo, crew of 17, 11 saved, 6 lost. Wreck found in 2001 by David Trotter.
History

1881, May 20 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI; valued $110,000.00.

1882, Jun 9 Milwaukee, Wolf & Davidson's Shipyard, machinery repairs.

1883, Jul Drydocked after grounding.

1883, Nov 13 Sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

AKELEY, H. C. (1881, Bulk Freighter)
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AKELEY, H. C. (1881, Bulk Freighter)