CHICAGO (1901, Package Freighter)
Identification
Year of Build:
1901
Official Number:
127590
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Note: Channel system framing.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
100
Builder Name:
Buffalo Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19, 27.5, 48 & 58" x 42" engine by Detroit Ship Building Co. 11'6" x 11'1" scotch boiler at 210 pounds steam, Detroit Ship Building Co.
Dimensions
Length:
325'
Beam:
44'
Depth:
28'
Tonnage (gross):
3195
Tonnage (net):
2546
Capacity:
5,000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Michipicoten Island.
Lake Superior.
Date:
23 Oct 1929
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Mixed freight.
Notes:
Stranded on rocks, abandoned; broken up & sank in later storms.
History

Near sister to MILWAUKEE (1902) & UTICA (1904); intended to trade from Buffalo, NY to ports on Lake Michigan & Lake Superior.

1901, Sep 21 Launched.

1915 Owned Great Lakes Transit Corporation.

During W.W. I Operated by U.S. Railroad Administration; assigned temporarily to Lehigh Valley Fleet.

1920 Returned to Great Lakes Transit Corporation.

1929, Oct 22 Stranded & wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Contact
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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CHICAGO (1901, Package Freighter)