CONTINENTAL (1882, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
126016
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George Presley & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Republic Iron Co., Marquette, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Two 36" x 36", engines. 12' x 18' tubular boiler by Globe Iron Works, 60# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
244.7'
Beam:
36.4'
Depth:
19.2'
Tonnage (gross):
1506.67
Tonnage (net):
1188.21
Capacity:
2200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile north of Twin River Light, Rowley Point, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
12 Dec 1904
How:
Ashore, broke in two.
History

1882, May 9 Enrolled Marquette, MI; duplicate of COLONIAL; towed schooner MAGNETIC in Marquette ore trade.

1884 Fore & aft compound engine, 21", 44" x 36", 600hp, 84rpm by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH.

1889 Towed barge GRACE HOLLAND.

1890 Caught fire, collided with tow MAGNETIC, sinking her.

1897 12'3" x 11'6" scotch boiler, 150# steam by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI; large repairs.

1898, Mar 25 Changed to 2 masts.

1904, Dec 12 Stranded, Lake Michigan.

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

CONTINENTAL (1882, Bulk Freighter)
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CONTINENTAL (1882, Bulk Freighter)