DRAKE, M. M. (1882, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
91485
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
31
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
M.M. Drake
Original Owner and Location:
John Green, Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
20", 40" x 30', 250hp, 84rpm engine by Cuyahoga Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH, 1873; from the AMAZON, 1873. 7'4" x 17' firebox boiler by Cuyahoga Furnace Co, 1873, probably also from the AMAZON, 1873.
Dimensions
Length:
201'
Beam:
34.5'
Depth:
14.6'
Tonnage (gross):
915.97
Tonnage (net):
762.01
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Vermillion Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
2 Oct 1901
Final Depth:
50'
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with her consort MICHIGAN while rescuing crew; 1 life lost, survivors rescued by freighters NORTHERN WAVE & CRESCENT CITY. 1902, Feb 5 Documents surrendered Cleveland, OH. 1978 Wreck located.
History

1882, Sep 21 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; towed barge F.W. GIFFORD.

1882, Oct 8 Stranded on Fishermans Reef, released by RANNEY.

1883 Chartered Lake Erie - Duluth with coal & Marquette - Lake Erie with ore.

1885, May 5 Readmeasured 201' x 34.5' x 14.6', 1,102.49 gross tons; added upper deck at Union Dry Dock Co., Buffalo, NY.

1888, Oct Ashore near Cheboygan, MI.

1889, Apr 10 Owned J.W., Homer W. & W. R. Candler, Detroit, MI; towed A.S. SUMMER & J.F. CARD.

1889, Sep 26 Struck bar at Duluth, MN; sank at dock.

1898 Towed DELAWARE.

1899, Sep 23 Owned James Corrigan, Wickliffe, OH.

1900 Towed CASE.

1901, Oct 2 Collision & foundered near Whitefish Point.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
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
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

DRAKE, M. M. (1882, Bulk Freighter)
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DRAKE, M. M. (1882, Bulk Freighter)