NYACK (1878, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
130125
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Wooden arches; electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
11
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo, NY
Ownership Notes:
Lake Superior Tansit Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Double steeple compound - two 20 & two 40 x 36"; 750hp @ 87rpm engine by King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY (1878). 10' x 18', 92# steam firebox boiler by M. Riter, Buffalo, NY (1878).
Dimensions
Length:
231'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
14.7'
Tonnage (gross):
1254.35
Tonnage (net):
1024.85
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Jackson Harbor, Washington Island, Sturgeon Bay.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
1 Feb 1933
How:
Documents surrendered, abandoned.
History

1878, May 28 Launched; ran Buffalo, NY - Duluth, MN.

1878, Jun 17 Enrolled Buffalo.

1883, Nov Ashore Traverse Island, Lake Superior.

1889, May Refurbished & repaired.

1890, Feb Chartered by Northern Steamship Line.

1891, Apr Chartered by Lake Superior Transit Line.

1892, Jul Chartered by Northern Steamship Line.

1892, Jul 8 Damaged shoe in Soo Locks, lost it 9 miles below locks.

1893, Mar 13 Owned Robert F. Parsons, Buffalo, NY; rebuilt; ran Buffalo-Chicago for World's Fair.

1894, Apr 2 Owned Edward G. Crosby & Joseph A. Hitchcock, Muskegon, MI; ran Milwaukee, WI - Grand Haven, MI - Muskegon, MI.

1894, Sep 9 Standed on reef in fog with 412 passengers, Sheboygan, WI.

1895, Jan 19 Stranded, Muskegon channel.

1895, May - Dec Chartered by Gregory Hurson; ran Chicago - Milwaukee.

1896 Rebuilt at Minitowoc, WI by Burger & Burger; 253 x 33 x 17' 6"; 3 decks, 2 masts.

1901, May 18 Stranded North Point, near Milwaukee in fog, dry docked for repairs.

1903, Apr 13 Owned Crosby Transportation Co, Milwaukee, WI.

1903, Aug 13 Rebuilt & readmeasured 1188 gross / 955 net tons; 231 x 33 x 14.7.

1906, Oct Rebuilt.

1910, Apr Rebuilt; new boiler in June.

1912, Apr 28 Memorial services held on board for Edward G. Crosby lost on TITANIC.

1915, Dec 30 Being overhauled; burned, Muskegon dock.

1817, Jul 15 Owned Lake & Ocean Navigation Co, Milwaukee.

1917 - 18 Winter Rebuilt, Sturgeon Bay, by Riebold & Wolter as barge.

1920, Dec 9 Owned Fin-Olsen Freighting Co, WI.

1933, Feb Abandoned.

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

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NYACK (1878, Propeller)