COMMODORE (1875, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
145452
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 2 stacks. Largest vessel on Lakes in 1875.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Thomas Quayle & Sons
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22", 22" & 44", 44" x 36, 825hp, 72rpm double steeple compound engine, Farrar & Treffts, Buffalo, NY. Two 8'6" x 18' firebox boilers, 90# steam, Farrar & Treffts, Buffalo. 12'3" diameter wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
265.4'
Beam:
42.2'
Depth:
15.4'
Tonnage (gross):
2082
Tonnage (net):
1927
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1930
How:
Burned & scuttled.
History

1875, Jul 22 Launched.

1875 - 1911 Owned Western Transit Co, Buffalo, NY.

1882, Mar 13 Iron arch placed inside wooden arch.

1887, Apr 7 Installing steel arches inside hull.

1917 Dismantled at Chicago; hull used as slip at Van Buren St.

1930 Owned by Navy Department, Division of Naval Reserve, Chicago, IL; burned & scuttled on Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

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COMMODORE (1875, Package Freighter)