NEW ORLEANS (1885, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
130333
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Morley & Hill
Original Owner and Location:
W. B. Morley et al., Marine City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27 & 44 x 40", 725hp @ 82rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1885. 9' 6" x 16', 98# steam firebox boiler, Dry Dock Engine Works, 1885.
Dimensions
Length:
231.8'
Beam:
38'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1457.51
Tonnage (net):
1169.51
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles from Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse.
Lake Huron.
Date:
30 Jun 1906
Final Depth:
150-200'
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
GPS:
Latitude: 45 degrees 10.069 Longitude: 83 degrees 12.923
Notes:
Sank in collision with steamer WILLIAM R. LINN in fog; crew rescued by LINN. 1906, Jul 3 Documents surrendered.
History

1885, May 8 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1888, Apr 7 Owned Frank B. & James J. Wallace & Ed Cunningham, Detroit, MI.

1880 - 90's Regularly towed barge JOSEPH PAIGE.

1890, May Grounded, Lake George, St. Mary's River.

1890, Jun Collided with Barge 105, Lake Huron.

1892, Mar 11 Owned Wallace & Cunningham Transit Co, Detroit.

1897, Jun 1 Struck bridge at Buffalo; repaired.

1898, Dec 28 Damaged by fire at Chicago.

1900, Apr 6 Owned John Hall & John Johnson et al, Buffalo, NY.

1902, Oct Grounded off C. Reiss Co. dock, Sheboygan, WI.

1903, Oct 18 Stranded Whitefish Point, Lake Michigan.

1906, Jun 30 Sank by collision, Lake Huron.

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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NEW ORLEANS (1885, Bulk Freighter)