BULGARIA (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
3381
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Corrigan, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 & 52" x 36", 600hp @ 85rpm engine. 8'6" x 17', 100# steam boilers, King Iron Works, Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
280'
Beam:
39'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
1888
Tonnage (net):
1486
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Collums Bay, Amherstburg, ONT.
Detroit River.
Date:
  1916
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Dismantled at Detroit 1916; engines removed, hull taken to Amherstburg, ONT.
History

1887, Sep 6 Launched; wooden hull with diagonal straps, steel boiler house, 2 stacks.

1889 Towed barges GEORGE W. ADAMS, F.A. GEORGER, JAS. COUCH & NORTHWEST in Ashland ore trade.

1889, Nov 11 Repairs.

1889, Nov 29 Lost mainsail & main gaff in gale off Whitefish Point.

1890 Towed NORTHWEST & J.F.CARD.

1891 Towed TASMANIA.

1898 Towed AMAZON, AUSTRALIA & CHATTANOOGA.

1898, May 18 Lost wheel off Stannard Rock, Lake Superior; towed by steamer VEGA.

1898, May 19 VEGA & BULGARIA went ashore on Gull Island; tugs sent to release vessels.

1906, Jun 4 Stranded on Fisherman Shoal, Porte Des Mortes, WI, Lake Michigan.

1906, Sep 12 Arrived Manitowoc for repairs.

1906, Sep 20 Owned B. Abrahams, Green Bay.

1908, Apr 16 Owned Bulgaria Transportation Co.

1911, Feb 8 Owned J.H. Osterloh, Green Bay.

1915, Apr 21 Owned Hazel M. Hackett, Detroit.

1916, Jun 30 Document surrendered Detroit; vessel abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Lorne Joyce
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

BULGARIA (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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