NORTH STAR (1889, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
130435
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Sisters: NORTH KING, NORTH QUEEN, NORTH WIND, NORTH LIGHT, NORTH WAVE. Double bottom water ballast; 2 watertight bulkheads; steel boilerhouse; electricity.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
23
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Steamship Co., Duluth, MN
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 38 & 61 x 42", 1200 hp @ 76 rpm engine by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. 14' x 12', 160# steam, scotch boilers by Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
299.5'
Beam:
40.8'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
2476.35
Tonnage (net):
1885.14
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Port Sanilac, MI
Lake Huron.
Date:
25 Nov 1908
Final Depth:
60' - 90'
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Wheat, shingles.
Notes:
Downbound from Duluth, MN, sunk in collision with propeller NORTHERN QUEEN in dense fog.
History

1889, Jun 14 Collided with & sunk steamer CHARLES J. SHEFFIELD, 60 miles west of Whitfish Point, MI, Lake Superior.

1903 Owned Mutual Transit Co, Cleveland.

1908, Nov 24 Sank by collision; owned Mutual Line, Buffalo, NY.

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

NORTH STAR (1889, Package Freighter)
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NORTH STAR (1889, Package Freighter)