KIRBY, S.R. (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
116325
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Composite
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
100
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Northwestern Transportation Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21, 33 & 56 x 42" engine, 1500hp @ 84rpm by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit, MI. 12'6" x 11' scotch boilers by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
294'
Beam:
42'
Depth:
23'
Tonnage (gross):
2338.68
Tonnage (net):
1823.28
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sawtooth Reef, Eagle Harbor, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
8 May 1916
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Broke in half & sank in severe gale; 19 lives lost, 2 men rescued.
History

1890, May 17 Launched Wyandotte, MI; largest composite vessel built on the Lakes, first freighter to have electric lights.

1890, Jun On maiden voyage, carried largest cargo of iron ore to pass through Sault canal.

1896 - 1916 Towed barge GEO. E. HARTWELL for rest of years of service.

1897, Oct 7 Blown ashore at Erie, PA, Lake Erie; released.

1904, Sep 8 On rocks, Windmill Point, Lake Erie; lightered, released, towed to Buffalo, NY.

1916, May 8 Lost on 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

KIRBY, S.R. (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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KIRBY, S.R. (1890, Bulk Freighter)