TAMPA (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
145555
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 1 stack, steel arches, diagonal straps, steel pumps, steel boiler house.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
D.C. Whitney, Jr., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 32 + 54 x 42", 1,000hp @ 76rpm engine by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1890). 11 x 12' @ 150# steam, scotch boilers by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY (1890).
Dimensions
Length:
291.6'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
19.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1,972
Tonnage (net):
1,632
Capacity:
3,200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Belle River, St. Clair, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1923
How:
Sunk as breakwater.
History

1890, Aug 19 Maiden voyage to Lake Superior.

1891 Towed ASHLAND.

1891, Sep Damaged in collision with whaleback BARTLETT in Duluth, MN harbor.

1892, Nov Broken rudder; towed to Keweenaw Bay.

1896, Nov 12 Damaged mainmast by barge H.A. HAWGOOD.

1898 Towed PAISLEY & AMAZONAS.

1898, Nov Ashore Beaver Bay, noth shore Lake Superior, near stranded ARTHUR ORR.

1898, Dec 16 Released, brought to Duluth; rebuilt by J. Davidson, Bay City.

1911, Jul 18 Sunk in collision with freighter JOHN W. GATES at Walker Distillery, Walkerville, ONT, Detroit River.

1914 Raised, towed to Marine City, MI; dismantled.

1923 Sunk as breakwater.

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

TAMPA (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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TAMPA (1890, Bulk Freighter)