WETMORE, W. L. (1871, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
80196
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
George W. Bissell, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 36", 450hp engine, Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH, 1871
Dimensions
Length:
215.4'
Beam:
33.4'
Depth:
14.2'
Tonnage (gross):
850.57
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Russel Island, Georgian Bay, ONT
Lake Huron
Date:
29 Nov 1901
How:
stranded
Final Cargo:
lumber
Notes:
Towing barges J. C. KING & BRUNETTE tossed into shallows in storm, later pounded to pieces by waves
History

1871, May 19 First enrolled Detroit, MI

1871 towed barge BRUNETTE, Gibraltar, MI, ore trade

1871-1901 Long term consort to BRUNETTE

1879, Apr 19 2 decks; 215.4 x 33.4 x 21'; 1,216.75 gross tons

1880 Lake Superior ore trade

1881, May 11 Owned Thomas Axworthy, et al, Cleveland, OH

1883, Apr 30 1,032.76 net tons

1885, Summer Escanaba, MI & OH ore trade

1886, Apr 14 Owned J. H. Palmer, et al, Cleveland

1890, Jun 3 Burned, declared total loss, Lake Erie

1890, Sep 8 Struck, sunk schooner-barge TREMBLE, Port Huron, MI, Detroit River

1891, Mar 9 Rebuilt; 1 deck, 213.7 x 33.4 x 12.6', 819.74 gross/700.33 net tons; reboilered, 12 x 12/12', 120# scotch boiler

1893, May 18 Broke steam chester, Lake Huron; towed to port Huron, MI by steamer FAYETTE BROWN

1894, Nov 12 Stranded near Manitowoc, WI, Lake Michigan

1895, Apr 11 Owned Henry Gordon, et al, Cleveland

1897, Apr 26 Owned Frank Goodman, et al, Cleveland

1898, May 20 Owned C. F. Palmer, et al, Cleveland

1898, Aug 31 Owned Charles R. Jones, et al, Cleveland

1899, Apr 12 Owned Lumber Transportation Co., Mentor, OH, et al

1900, Apr 3 Owned John J. Boland, Buffalo, NY, et al

1901, Nov 29 Wrecked Rabbit Island, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

1902, Jan 25 Documents surrendered, Buffalo

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

WETMORE, W. L. (1871, Bulk Freighter)
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WETMORE, W. L. (1871, Bulk Freighter)