NEW YORK (1879, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1879
Official Number:
130157
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Near duplicate to ROCHESTER, 1880; diagonal steel straps on frames; 2 watertight bulkheads.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
14
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
M. M. Drake, Supervisor
Original Owner and Location:
Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 & 40 x 48", 750hp @ 75rpm double steeple compound engines by King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, 1879. 8' 6" x 18', 100# steam firebox boilers by M. Riter & Co., Buffalo, 1879.
Dimensions
Length:
268.9'
Beam:
36.9'
Depth:
16.2'
Tonnage (gross):
1921.68
Tonnage (net):
1751.59
Final Disposition
Final Location:
15 to 30 miles off Thunder Bay Island.
Lake Huron.
Date:
1 Oct 1910
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Detroit, MI - Owen Sound, ONT; crew rescued by propeller MATAAFA & barge ALEXANDER HOLLEY. 1911, Mar 31 Documents surrendered.
History

First large propeller built with iron straps instead of wood arches; longest vessel on lakes at time of build.

1880, Nov 23 Aground Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1881, May Grounded St. Clair Flats.

1883, Oct 4 New rudder.

1886, Nov Ashore Hammond's Bay.

1891, Oct Collided with & sank propeller CONEMAUGH, Detroit River.

1897, Aug 20 For sale.

c1903 Owned Union Transit Co.

1906, Apr 19 Owned Charles O. Duncan et al, Port Huron.

1907, Apr 3 Owned Phoenix Steamboat Co, Duluth, MN.

1907, Apr 28 Ran into Port Huron dock.

1908, Jan 13 Burned Algonac, MI.

1908, Aug 25 Owned New York Steamship Co, Detroit.

1908, Jul 3 Rebuilt as bulk freighter, 1345 gross / 1274 net tons; 2200 gross ton capacity; owned A. W. Ferguson, Detroit.

1910, Oct 1 Lost.

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

NEW YORK (1879, Package Freighter)
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NEW YORK (1879, Package Freighter)