CITY OF LONDON (1891, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
126731
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, Bay City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
20", 30" & 54" x 40", 900hp, 82rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 11'6" x 13', 150# steam, scotch boilers by Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
297'
Beam:
41'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
2005
Tonnage (net):
1675
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1.5 miles SW of Point Pelee, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
30 Sep 1913
How:
Collision, sunk.
Final Cargo:
Grain.
Notes:
Collision with steamer JOE E. MORROW in fog; machinery removed & hull dynamited in 1914.
History

1891 Ashore near DeTour, MI; released by steamer CITY OF GLASGOW.

1894, Oct 29 Ashore on Spanore Island near DeTour, MI; released after dumping 100 tons coal by tugs GLADIATOR & MERRICK; sent to dry dock at Superior, WI.

1906, Aug Disabled off Manitou Island, Lake Superior, by loss of propeller wheel; towed to Two Harbors.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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

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CITY OF LONDON (1891, Bulk Freighter)