HELENA (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
95970
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheboygan, WI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 2 stacks, plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Rieboldt & Wolter
Master Carpenter:
Joseph Wolter
Original Owner and Location:
Conrad Starke et al., Milwaukee, WI.
Ownership Notes:
C.H. Starke, Milwaukee William H. Meyer, Milwaukee F.C. Starke, Milwaukee
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 32 & 54 x 42", 1175hp, 76rpm, Hodge & Company, Detroit, MI. 11.5 x 12'; 150 pounds scotch boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
275.5'
Beam:
40.2'
Depth:
20.3'
Tonnage (gross):
2083.23
Tonnage (net):
1578.66
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toledo, OH. Lake Erie
Date:
17 Sep 1918
How:
Dismantled.
Notes:
Bound Buffalo, NY - Toledo, OH, struck reef & wrecked. 1918, Oct Released by wrecker PHILETUS SAWYER; towed to Toledo, hull filled in for dock.
History

1888, Jul 28 Launched; towed by HAVANA.

1891, Sep 25 Reportedly owned Wolf & Dardson Shipbuilding Co., Milwaukee, WI.

1894, Sep 1 Aground St. Clair River; released by tug SAGINAW.

1901, Apr 30 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Company, Vermillion, OH.

1903, Apr 20 Same owner, Fairport, OH.

1911, Dec 5 Owned Armour Grain Co. of New Jersey.

1913 Converted to floating grain elevator at Chicago.

1918, Sep 17 Stranded on Sunken Chicken Reef, OH, Lake Erie.

1918, Oct 8 Documents surrendered Chicago, IL, "vessel lost".

1918 Dismantled.

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

HELENA (1888, Bulk Freighter)
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HELENA (1888, Bulk Freighter)