CITY OF GENOA (1892, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
126897
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
49
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, W. Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33 & 54 x 42", 1100hp @ 85rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. Two 11 1/2' x 131", 160# scotch boilers by Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
301'
Beam:
42.5'
Depth:
20.1'
Tonnage (gross):
2109
Tonnage (net):
1773
Final Disposition
Final Location:
11 miles N. of Sarnia, ONT.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1934
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Scuttled.
History

1892 Towed TH. CAHOON.

1894 Owned A. Gilchrist, Vermillion, OH; towed LEM ELLSWORTH.

1897 Owned same; towed MOONLIGHT.

1898 Towed ANDERSON.

1901 Upper works burned.

1905, Jun Grounded on Sand Island, Lake Superior; released by tug INMAN.

1911, Aug 26 Sunk by steamer W.H. GILBERT in fog, Sarnia ONT.

1911, Sep 20 Raised, most of cargo salvaged by Reid Wrecking Co.; hulk abandoned in Sarnia Bay.

1915 Machinery removed.

1915, Oct 9 Burned at dock, Port Huron, MI.

1934 Hulk towed out into Lake Huron & scuttled.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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