VANCE, FRANK L. (1887, Bulk Freighter)
Identification
Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
120697
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 2 stacks; steel internal chords; diagonal steel straps; steel boiler house; hold beams
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William Radcliffe
Original Owner and Location:
Milwaukee Steamship Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Power
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 + 52 x 45", 575hp at 85rpm engine built by King Iron Works, Buffalo, New York, 1887 8'2" x 15', 105 pounds steam firebox boilers built by M.Riter, Buffalo, 1887
Dimensions
Length:
257.6'
Beam:
39.5'
Depth:
20.2'
Tonnage (gross):
1731.38
Tonnage (net):
1444.1
Final Disposition
Final Location:
25 miles southwest of Ludington, Michigan, Lake Michigan
Date:
4 Oct 1910
How:
Burned
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Bound Toledo, Ohio to Milwaukee, Wisconsin; crew rescued by MAGGIE MARSHALL 1910, October 8 Documents surrendered
History

1887, September 24 Launched

1890, April 14 Ashore with corn, Canadian side, Lake Erie

1890, October 31 Grounded, Eleven Foot Shoal, near Escanaba, Michigan,

Lake Michigan; released November 11 & towed to

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1900, April 11 Rebuilt; 257.6 x 39.5 x 23.4; 1952 gross/1642 net tons;

one deck, 2 masts

1906, October 16 Interior fire damage, Milwaukee, Lake Michigan

1910, February 25 Owned Fay Steamship Company, Duluth, Minnesota

1910, October 4 Burned

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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VANCE, FRANK L. (1887, Bulk Freighter)