OSBORN, JOHN M. (1882, Propeller)
Identification
Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
76307
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Morley & Hill
Master Carpenter:
W. B. Morley
Original Owner and Location:
William B. Morley, et al, Marine City
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
178.1'
Beam:
32.1'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
646.04
Tonnage (net):
535.91
Capacity:
1,000,000 feet lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles north northwest of Whitefish Point
Lake Superior
Date:
27 Jul 1884
Final Depth:
158 feet
How:
collision with Canadian steamer ALBERTA
Final Cargo:
iron ore
Notes:
LORAN 31,149.5 - 47,528.2 3 lives lost; 1 life lost from ALBERTA
History

1883 Received machinery, 1 firebox boiler; 21", 37" X 36", fore & aft compound engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI; number 110; single screw.

1883, Apr 27 Owned W. C. Richardson, et al, Ashtabula, OH.

1884 Rebuilt, added upper deck, 891.02 gross tons, 3 masts.

1884, Jul 27 Sunk by collision, Lake Superior.

1885 Enrollement surrendered, Cleveland, "Vessel Lost".

1984 Wreck located.

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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OSBORN, JOHN M. (1882, Propeller)