HARPER, JOHN (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
76879
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Sister ALEX NIMICK.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
33
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
American Transportation Co., Fairport, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33 & 54 x 42", 1025hp, 78rpm, Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI, 1890. 11.16 x 13', 150# scotch boiler, Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY, 1890.
Dimensions
Length:
298'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
20.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1951
Tonnage (net):
1632
Capacity:
3100 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sandwich Point, ONT.
Detroit River.
Date:
29 Sep 1914
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Caught fire, completely gutted, a constructive total loss.
History

1890, Jun 11 Launched.

1890, Jun 20 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1895, 1896, 1897, 1898 Towed barge TYRONE numerous occasions.

1899 1 deck with hold-beams, steel chord inside frames & diagonal braces outside, steel boiler house.

1900, Oct Towed ANTRIM.

1906 Sold Canadian

1906, Sep 28 Aground Sanilac Point, MI.

1906, Dec 7 Jammed by ice in Portage Lake, MI; owned Gilchrist Transportation Company, Cleveland, OH.

1907, Oct Towed barge TWIN BARGE.

1914, Aug 5 Broke in two near Windsor, ONT.

1914, Sep 29 Burned at Sandwich Point, ONT; owned W.J. Willoughby.

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

HARPER, JOHN (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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HARPER, JOHN (1890, Bulk Freighter)