APPOMATTOX (1896, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
107236
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, West Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22", 33" & 54" cylinder by 42" Frontier Iron Works steam engine, 1100 hp @ 85 rpm. 2 - 12'3" x 12', 160# scotch boilers Wickes Brothers, Saginaw.
Dimensions
Length:
319.8'
Beam:
42'
Depth:
23'
Tonnage (gross):
2643
Tonnage (net):
2082
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North Point, Milwaukee.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
2 Nov 1905
How:
Wrecked in "Great Storm of 1905".
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Battered to pieces on beach by storm. Hull lies 200 ft. from shore & bow & stern torn off &washed ashore. Boilers & engines removed from wreck 1919.
History

Largest wooden steamer ever built on lakes, carried chase towing machine & 1300 feet of cable, & generally towed barge.

1903 Owned Pickands, Cleveland.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
John O. Greenwood
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

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APPOMATTOX (1896, Bulk Freighter)