OWEN, IRA H. (1887, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
100410
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works Company
Original Owner and Location:
Owen Line, Chicago, Illinois
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
25 + 50 x 42", 750hp at 85rpm engine built by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1887 9' x 14', 112 pounds steam marine boilers built by Globe Iron Works, 1887
Dimensions
Length:
262'
Beam:
39'
Depth:
19'
Tonnage (gross):
1753.22
Tonnage (net):
1497.77
Capacity:
2900 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Outer Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior
Date:
28 Nov 1905
How:
Foundered in storm
Final Cargo:
Barley
Notes:
Bound Duluth, Minnesota to Buffalo, New York; 19 lost 1905, December 23 Documents surrendered
History

1887, July Launched

1889, April Grounded, Saint Clair River

1891, November 29 Grounded near Soo Locks

1893, July 2 Struck rock & sank, Cedar Point near Soo Locks

1898, April Chartered Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1899, December 30 Owned National Steamship Company, Utica, Michigan; 2

masts

1903 Stern burned; rebuilt

1905, November 28 Foundered

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

OWEN, IRA H. (1887, Bulk Freighter)
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OWEN, IRA H. (1887, Bulk Freighter)