KERSHAW, CHARLES J. (1874, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
125251
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bangor, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Ballentine
Master Carpenter:
Theophilis Boston
Original Owner:
J.F. Rust & Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
48" x 36" engine, Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Dimensions
Length:
223'
Beam:
37.3'
Depth:
19.9'
Tonnage (gross):
1323.95
Tonnage (net):
1108.57
Capacity:
1300 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Chocolay River, 3/4 mile offshore.
Lake Superior.
Date:
29 Sep 1895
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Bound for Marquette, burst a steam pipe in gale & ran on reef.
History

1874, May 14 Owned H.B. Moore, Bay City.

1875 Owned Ballentine & Co, Bay City.

1876, Oct 6 In drydock for repairs & new rudder stock.

1877, Apr 19 Owned Phil D. Armour, et.al., Chicago, IL.

1877, Apr 28 Owned Richard P. Fitzgerald, Milwaukee, WI.

1877, Nov Captain W.O. Harrison washed overboard in storm on Saginaw Bay.

1878, May 14 Rescued crew of JAVA off Point aux Sable, Lake Michigan.

1885, Mar 23 H.G. Trout completeing compounding of engine 26", 48" x 36".

1889, Oct 9 Aground at Copper Harbor entrance.

1889, Oct 24 Damage from Copper Harbor grounding being repaired at Chicago.

1890, Oct 1 In drydock for repairs.

1893, Oct 16 Ashore Waiski River with schooners SAGE & IRONTON.

1894, Sep 26 Consort IRONTON collided with steamer OHIO, both sank 10 miles north of Presque Isle, Lake Huron.

1895, Sep 29 Ashore at Chocolay River, Lake Superior.

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

KERSHAW, CHARLES J. (1874, Bulk Freighter)
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KERSHAW, CHARLES J. (1874, Bulk Freighter)