FRYER, ROBERT L. (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
110766
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 2 stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
William H. Gratwick, et al, Bay City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
4
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19", 32", 50" x 40", 850hp, 88rpm engine built Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI, 1888. 10' x 11', 150# steam scotch boilers, Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, 1888.
Dimensions
Length:
281.1'
Beam:
41.4'
Depth:
20'
Tonnage (gross):
1,810.67
Tonnage (net):
1,451.18
Final Disposition
Final Location:
B Island in Welcome Islands, Thunder Bay, ONT.
Lake Superior.
Date:
29 Jul 1930
How:
Burned, scuttled.
History

1889, Sep 24 Collision with steamer Oceania off Sand Beach.

1890, Oct 4 Aground, Waiskoi Bay middle ground and being lightered.

1891, May 5 Repaired during past winter.

1895, Nov 6 About 100 men working on vessel, Detroit, MI.

1914, Apr 22 Burned Marine City, MI; cargo coal.

1914, May 8 Abandoned to underwriters, total loss; owned Thomas Marks, Fort William, ONT for reconstruction as a grain storage barge; C134019; 281' x 41.5' x 20'; 2,033 gross tons.

1914, Jun 19 Enrollment surrendered Buffalo, NY; "fire, total loss".

1914, Oct 21 Struck submerged piling, sunken steamer TAMPA while leaving Marine City for rebuilding at Port Arthur, ONT.

1916, Aug Owned J. L. Davidson, Vancouver, BCO.

1930 Owned Davidson & Smith, Port Arthur, ONT.

1930, Jul 29 Burned Thunder Bay, ONT, scuttled against B. Island near the wreck of the GREEN RIVER (ex GOGEBIC) near the Welcome Islands.

1960 Engines removed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

FRYER, ROBERT L. (1888, Bulk Freighter)
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FRYER, ROBERT L. (1888, Bulk Freighter)