MINNESOTA (1880, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
91272
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Inter-Ocean Transportation Company, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23 + 48 x 40" stroke engine, 625hp at 74rpm. 2 firebox boilers, 7' 6" x 18' 6", 90 pounds steam, both engine & boilers built by Sheriffs Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, WI.
Dimensions
Length:
206.75'
Beam:
36.66'
Depth:
18.42'
Tonnage (gross):
1138.03
Tonnage (net):
903.1
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Walpole Island.
St. Clair River.
Date:
17 Nov 1903
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Upbound, burned due to engine room fire; sank & abandoned. 1904 Wreck removed.
History

1880, Aug 7 Enrolled at Milwaukee, WI, to engage in the Escanaba ore trade.

1893, Oct Went aground at Bar Point, Lake Erie; released.

1894, Aug Caught fire in cabins while in mid-lake, fire extinguished.

1899, Apr 19 Owned Lake Shore Transit Co, Vermillion, OH.

1899, Sep 11 Owned James Corrigan, Cleveland, OH.

1903, Nov 17 Burned & sank at Hansen's Island, MI, St. Clair River.

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

MINNESOTA (1880, Bulk Freighter)
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