GEORGE STEPHENSON (1896, Bulk Freighter)
Identification
Year of Build:
1896
Official Number:
86367
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, Michigan, United States
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
116
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler Co
Original Owner:
Bessemer Steamship Co.
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple expansion 25"-40"-67", 44" stroke
# Boilers:
3 Scotch 13'6" x 12' 6"
Propulsion Notes:
1700 hp engine built by vessel builder, 1897; boilers built by Wickes Bros, 1897
Dimensions
Length:
432'
Beam:
48'
Depth:
28'
Tonnage (gross):
4563
Tonnage (net):
3502
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, Ontario
Date:
1963
How:
Scrapped
History

1896 Owned Bessemer Steamship Co

1901 Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Co (U.S. Steel)

1910 Installation of 2 cotch boilers, 14' x 11'6", built by American Shipbuilding Co

1925 Reconstructed

1939 Owned Buckeye Steamship Co (Hutchinson)

1959 Owned Beta Lake Ship Co

1963 Scrapped

Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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GEORGE STEPHENSON (1896, Bulk Freighter)