ROBY, GEORGE W. (1889, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
86031
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
45
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
George W. Roby & Lewis C. Waldo, Detroit
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
19", 30", 52" x 40", 850hp, 78rpm engine, Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH, 1888. 11' x 11', 150# steam scotch boilers, Cleveland Ship Building Co., 1889
Dimensions
Length:
281'
Beam:
41.4'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1,843
Tonnage (net):
1,470
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Lime Kiln Crossin
Detroit River
Date:
14 Nov 1906
How:
Burned, scuttled to put out coal fire
Final Cargo:
coal
Notes:
Hull was later removed
History

1897, May 21 Collided with & sank steamer FLORIDA between Middle Island and Presque Isle, Lake Huron.

1905, Sep 27 Burned at mouth of Detroit River, coal cargo burned more than a week.

1905 Converted to tow barge, engine went into ROBBINS, FRANCIS L. a steel propeller, built Cleveland, 1905.

1906, Nov 14 Burned near Lime Kiln crossing, Detroit River, scuttled by tossin a stick of dynamite into her bilges; hull later removed.

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

ROBY, GEORGE W. (1889, Bulk Freighter)
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ROBY, GEORGE W. (1889, Bulk Freighter)