WAVERLY (1874, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
80432
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Plain head & round stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Union Dry Dock Company
Master Carpenter:
M.M. Drake
Original Owner and Location:
Union Steamboat Company, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 & 44 x 36", 450hp, 90rpm engine by Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1874
Dimensions
Length:
191.2'
Beam:
33.7'
Depth:
13.45'
Tonnage (gross):
1104.02
Capacity:
1200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 miles southeast of Harbor Beach, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
22 Jul 1903
How:
Collision
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Bound for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, towing barge W.S.CROSTHWAITE Struck & sunk by steel turret steamer TURRET COURT, crew picked up by CROSTHWAITE
History

1874 - 1886 Operated between Buffalo, New York & Chicago, Illinois

1876, March 22 989.76 net tons

1881, May Collided with schooner JOSEPH PAIGE in thick weather,

Lake Huron

1882, November 28 Collided with steambarge WALLACE on Lake Michigan

1883, May 30 Struck Chicago pier in heavy weather, Lake Michigan

1886 Cut down to single decker & went into coarse freight trade

1886, November 5 Owned Joseph C. Gilchrist, Vermillion, Ohio, et.al.

1887 Stranded with heavy damage, South Manitou, Michigan, Lake Michigan

1887, November 21 Ran on rocks near Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

Lake Michigan; released

1888 1 firebox boiler; 9.5 x 17', M.Riter Boiler Works, Buffalo

1889 Chartered Ogdensburg Transit Company

1890, October 1 Aground near Buffalo, Lake Erie

1892, November 6 Narrowly escaped foundering on Lake Michigan; towed

to Escanaba, Michigan by steamer JOHN CRAIG

1894, March 28 Owned Alexander Gilchrist, Vermilion, et.al.

1895, August 17 Fire broke out of oil room at Escanaba & did $5,000

damage

1896, November 12 Ashore Biddle's Point, Michigan, Lake Michigan;

released & taken to St.Ignace, Michigan

1897, March 26 Owned Lake Shore Transit Company, Vermillion

1898, September 30 Sprung leak & beached on Whitefish Point, Michigan,

Lake Superior

1899, June 7 Stranded South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; released &

repaired

1903, April 20 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Company, Mentor, Ohio

1903, July 22 Sunk in collision with TURRET COURT off Harbor Beach,

Michigan, Lake Huron

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

WAVERLY (1874, Package Freighter)
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