HILL, JOHN J. (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
77002
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Steel boiler house, diagonal straps on frames.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Morley & Hill
Original Owner and Location:
Morley & Hill, Marine City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 40 x 36" stroke 375hp at 90rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 9 x 14', 110# steam firebox boiler by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
170'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
17.6'
Tonnage (gross):
974
Tonnage (net):
786
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Carolina Coast.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
30 Mar 1903
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
GPS:
Latitude: 33 20 N Longitude: 74 30 W
Notes:
Became waterlogged & abandoned at sea; 9 lives lost.
History

1891, Nov Launched at Marine City, towed to Detroit for machinery to be installed.

1892, Apr 18 Enrolled at Port Huron, owned C.T. Morley, et al.

1892, May On maiden voyage with grain from Duluth, MN.

1897, Apr Ashore near Long Point Light, Lake Ontario; lightered off cargo corn.

1898, Jun 30 Same owners, enrolled at New York, NY; chartered to Atlantic Transportation Co.

1898, Sep 24 Enrolled at Baltimore, MD.

1898, Nov Ashore in Great storm of November 27, 1898 at Quincy, MD, high & dry.

1898, Dec 23 Rleased by tugs VESTER, WILLIAM SPRAGUE, CERLEW.

1899, Jan 5 Enrolled Boston, MA.

1900, Apr 22 Enrolled Providence, Rhode Island.

1900, May 21 Enrolled Port Huron.

1902, Apr 26 Owned H.W. Cook, et.al., Philadelphia, PA.

1902, Jun 11 Enrolled New York, NY.

1902, Jul 8 Enrolled at Philadelphia.

1903, Mar 26 Burned, Atlantic Ocean.

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

HILL, JOHN J. (1892, Bulk Freighter)
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HILL, JOHN J. (1892, Bulk Freighter)