OREGON (1882, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
155065
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Master Carpenter:
William Crosthwaite
Original Owner and Location:
John Kelderhouse et al, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 40 x 36", 400hp @ 85rpm engine rebuilt by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, 1882; origionally from propeller PLYMOUTH, 1854.
Dimensions
Length:
197'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
13.9'
Tonnage (gross):
536.08
Tonnage (net):
363.67
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Dyment Shoal, near Thessalon, ONT, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
23 Aug 1908
How:
Stranded & burned.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Crew escaped. 1908, Sep 5 Documents surrendered.
History

1882, Sep 20 Launched, consort PLYMOUTH.

1882, Nov Ashore Bay City, MI, Lake Huron.

1883, Jul 20 Upper works burned, Cleveland, OH, Lake Erie.

1885, Jun Consorts collided with schooner RICHARD MOTT, Two Rivers, WI, Lake Michigan.

1886, Apr 1 Owned Joseph C. Gilchrist et al, Vermilion, OH.

1886, Nov Collided with propeller ALASKA & beached Bois Blanc Island, Straits of Mackinac.

1887 10 x 16', 100# steam, firebox boiler built by Riter & Co., Buffalo, NY.

1888, Apr 21 Rebuilt; 197 x 33 x 13'; 974.2 gross/ 845.56 net tons; 2 decks.

Regular consorts were W.S. CROSTHWAITE, PHINEAS S. MARSH, SAMUEL H. FOSTER, H.D. ALVERSON et al.

1894, Aug 11 Grounded Partridge Point, Lake Huron.

1897, Mar 26 Owned Lake Shore Transit Co. (J.C. Gilchrist), Vermillion, OH.

1899, Oct 21 Owned Rittenhouse & Embree Co., Chicago, IL; rebuilt as steambarge; 1 deck, 2 masts; 197 x 33 x 13.9'; 779 gross/ 557 net tons.

1905, Fall Stranded Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior.

1906, Aug Sank South Menominee Canal; there for repairs.

1907, Jul 20 Owned John W. Squires, Michigan City, IN.

1908, Aug 23 Wrecked.

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

OREGON (1882, Bulk Freighter)
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OREGON (1882, Bulk Freighter)