HODGE, SAMUEL F. (1881, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
115763
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
43
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Eber Ward & Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 + 36 x 36" engine by S.F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI. 9.5' x 161" firebox boiler, Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
149.4'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
12.8'
Tonnage (gross):
585
Tonnage (net):
466
Capacity:
900 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mid-lake off Oak Orchard, NY.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
5 Jul 1896
How:
Fire.
Final Cargo:
600 tons wire.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - Prescott, ONT, caught fire in boiler room, burned & sank, loss of one life. Crew rescued by propeller ST. JOSEPH.
History

1881, May 11 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1881, May Left Cleveland for Duluth on maiden voyage, will run regular

route to Lake Superior.

1881, Jun A barrel of naptha exploded in cargo hold during unloading, two men burned.

1887 Repaired, new decks.

1889, Dec Laid up for winter, Duluth.

1892, Feb New Decks & general repairs.

1893, May Boiler repaired.

1893, Jun Tied up at Sault Ste. Marie for repairs, lost rudder in river.

1896, May Sunk, Alpena, MI, Lake Huron; raised & repaired.

1896, Jul Owned Farrell Brothers, Buffalo, NY; lost, Lake Ontario.

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

HODGE, SAMUEL F. (1881, Package Freighter)
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HODGE, SAMUEL F. (1881, Package Freighter)