SAUBER, WILLIAM F. (1891, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
81317
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
John Mitchell, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 32 + 54 x 42" engine by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1891). 11'6" x 12' scotch boilers by Wicks Brothers, Saginaw, MI (1891).
Dimensions
Length:
291'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
2,053
Tonnage (net):
1,708
Final Disposition
Final Location:
30 miles north west of Whitefish Point.
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Oct 1903
How:
Hull failed; sank in gale.
Final Cargo:
Iron Ore.
Notes:
Bound from Ashland, WI with iron ore, developed leak which worsened in gale; foundered & sank; captain & 1 crew member lost.
History

1891, Apr 15 Launched; homeport Fairport, OH; grain & ore trade to Lake Superior.

1900 Owned W.H. Becker et al, Cleveland; homeport Fairport, OH.

1903, Oct Sank in storm, Lake Superior.

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

SAUBER, WILLIAM F. (1891, Bulk Freighter)
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SAUBER, WILLIAM F. (1891, Bulk Freighter)