ERICSSON, JOHN (1896, Whaleback)


Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
577226
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Superior, WI
Vessel Type:
Whaleback
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
American Steel Barge Co.
Original Owner and Location:
American Steel Barge Co., West Superior, WI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
25, 40, 68 x 42" stroke engine, 2,000hp, 80rpm, Cleveland Ship Building Co. 13 x 13' scotch boilers, 175# steam, Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH.
Dimensions
Length:
382'
Beam:
48'
Depth:
27'
Tonnage (gross):
3200
Tonnage (net):
2378
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Strathearne Terminal, Hamilton, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
  1968
How:
Scrapped.
History

1896, Jun Launched.

1896, Aug 12 Owned Bessemer Steam Ship Co., Duluth, MN; built by A. McDougall as largest whaleback on Great Lakes; 1 deck, transverse framing & hold beams, 3 watertight bulkheads, 4 holds, 11 hatches on 12' centers, double bottom ballast system.

1901 Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Co.

1904, Sep 5 Ashore, Madison, OH, Lake Erie; lightered & released.

1914 Engine rebuilt; 22 1/2, 36, 60 x 42" stroke, two 14'6" x 11'6" coal fired scotch boilers, 150# steam from American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH.

1930 Owned Schneider Steam Ship Co.

1931 Owned James Playfair, Great Lakes Transit Co., Ltd, Midland, ONT; C154863.

1938 Owned Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co, Ltd, Toronto, ONT.

1966 Same owner, offered for use as Maritime Museum; project failed.

1968 Scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Marine Historical Society of 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

ERICSSON, JOHN (1896, Whaleback)
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ERICSSON, JOHN (1896, Whaleback)