CHICAGO (1901, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1901
Official Number:
127590
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Channel system framing.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
100
Builder Name:
Buffalo Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19, 27.5, 48 & 58" x 42" engine by Detroit Ship Building Co. 11'6" x 11'1" scotch boiler at 210 pounds steam, Detroit Ship Building Co.
Dimensions
Length:
325'
Beam:
44'
Depth:
28'
Tonnage (gross):
3195
Tonnage (net):
2546
Capacity:
5,000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Michipicoten Island.
Lake Superior.
Date:
23 Oct 1929
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Mixed freight.
Notes:
Stranded on rocks, abandoned; broken up & sank in later storms.
History

Near sister to MILWAUKEE (1902) & UTICA (1904); intended to trade from Buffalo, NY to ports on Lake Michigan & Lake Superior.

1901, Sep 21 Launched.

1915 Owned Great Lakes Transit Corporation.

During W.W. I Operated by U.S. Railroad Administration; assigned temporarily to Lehigh Valley Fleet.

1920 Returned to Great Lakes Transit Corporation.

1929, Oct 22 Stranded & wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

CHICAGO (1901, Package Freighter)
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CHICAGO (1901, Package Freighter)