NORTH WIND (1888, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
130419
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: 2 watertight bulkheads; double-bottom ballast tanks. Sisters: NORTH LIGHT, NORTH KING, NORTH QUEEN, NORTH WAVE, NORTH STAR.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
19
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Steamship Co., Duluth, MN
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 38 + 61 x 42", 1,150hp @ 78rpm engine built by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH. 14 x 12' 6", 160# steam, scotch boilers built by Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
299.5'
Beam:
40.8'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
2476.35
Tonnage (net):
1885.14
Capacity:
3000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/4 miles NE of Robertson Rock, Clapperton Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Final Depth:
80' - 120'
How:
Grounded on rock in fog; slid into deep water.
Notes:
Crew rescued.
History

1888, Jul 3 Launched.

1888, Oct 5 Grounded & damaged, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1889, Oct 22 Collided with tug INTERNATIONAL & schooner THEODORE VOGES, Amherstberg, ONT.

1891, Sep Collided with steamer LACKAWANNA, Buffalo, NY.

1916 Owned Great Lakes Transit Co, Buffalo.

1917 Owned Intercoast Steamship Co, Boston, MA; on Atlantic Ocean during war; rebuilt, 2599 gross/1526 net tons.

1923 Owned Buckeye Steamship Co, Cleveland, OH; rebuilt as bulk freighrer (1917?).

1926, Jul Wrecked.

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 WIND (1888, Package Freighter)
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NORTH WIND (1888, Package Freighter)