IOWA (1896, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
100613
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Burger & Burger
Built on Bottom of:
PROPELLER MENOMINEE, 1872
Original Owner and Location:
Goodrich Transportation Co., Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
21", 42" x 36" engine, 865hp, 92rpm by Charles T. Elmes Engine Works, Chicago, 1896. 10' x 10'6" Scotch boilers, 140 pounds steam, 1896.
Dimensions
Length:
202.5'
Beam:
36.4'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
1157
Tonnage (net):
846
Final Disposition
Final Location:
4 miles off Chicago.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
4 Feb 1915
Final Depth:
40'
How:
Crushed by ice.
Final Cargo:
Machinery.
GPS:
Latitude: Loran C 33373.9 Longitude: 50087.3
History

1896 Rebuilt, 3 decks, wood arches, steel diagonal straps, 202' x 36' x 22', 1157 gross tons

1898 Collision with steamer PETOSKEY near Kenosha, WI.

1905, Nov 2 Ashore north of Milwaukee North Point.

1906, Oct 11 Released from Hills Point near Sturgeon Bay, WI by tug ARCTIC.

1910, Apr 23 Ashore north of Kenosha, WI.

1913, Jul 17 Struck by sidewheeler SHEBOYGAN in Chicago River, tied up & promptly sank.

1915, Feb 4 Crushed by ice near Chicago Harbor.

1916 Dynamited as hazard to navigation.

NOTE: See information in MENOMINEE folder, Number 9, Box 227.

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

IOWA (1896, Propeller)
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IOWA (1896, Propeller)