ATLANTA (1891, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
106823
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: 2 masts; 1 stack; steel arches between decks.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Cleveland Drydock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
24" &44" engine, Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
200.1'
Beam:
32.2'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1129
Tonnage (net):
958
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Point Washington, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
18 Mar 1906
Final Depth:
10
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Porcelain, furniture, general merchandise.
Notes:
Towed to beach & sank. 1956 Scuba divers recover items from wreck.
History

1891 On Chicago-Grand Haven-Muskegon route.

1893 On Green Bay-Escanaba-Manistique route.

1895. Sep 28 Cracked mainshaft.

1896, Feb 8 Remodeled; made fuller; draws 22" less water aft.

1899, Mar 24 Caught in ice; pushed ashore 2 miles south of Racine, WI.

1899 Transferred to Chicago-Grand Haven-Muskegon route.

1900, Jul 18 Put on Green Bay route.

1902, Sep 26 Put on East Shore route tri-weekly.

1903, Jun 19 Running Chicago-Milwaukee.

1904 Ran to White Lake, MI.

1904, Sep 3 Chicago-Escanaba route.

1906, Mar 18 Caught fire; all but 1 crewmen rescued by fish tug A. TESSLER.

1906, Nov 2 Smith Brothers, Port Washington commenced action for salvage against Goodrich Transit Co.

1906, Nov 27 Hull & boilers sold to Smith Brothers, $50.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Historical Society
Great Lakes Register
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ATLANTA (1891, Propeller)