Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 96230
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 182.00
Width 35.00
Depth 13.16
Gross Tonnage 862.00
Net Tonnage 694.00
Hull Material Wood
Hull Number 00004

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt at Buffalo, NY, 1895. Tonnage and dimension change, 1898 (178 x 35 x 20; 1162 gross - 925 net). Tonnage change, 1899 (1014 gross - 777 net). Tonnage and dimension change, 1900 (178 x 35 x 13.16; 889 gross - 629 net).
History Chartered to Atlantic Transportation Co., taken to coast, and arrived at Philadelphia, PA, on November 15, 1898. Returned to Lakes on May 15, 1900.Caught fire from exploding lamp in fire hold while about thirty miles off Ashtabula, OH, Lake Erie, on May 29, 1895. With assistance from propellers NEW ORLEANS and MILWAUKEE, fought fire and gained harbor at Ashtabula, where she sank. Raised and towed to Buffalo, NY, June 22, 1895, for repairs. Had cargo of coal, Buffalo for Milwaukee at time of casualty.
Stranded during blizzard, November 25, 1897, on Pointe Abbaye, Lake Superior, about fifteen miles east of Portage Entry, bound for Lake Linden, MI, with cargo of coal. Released on November 30, 1897, by tugs COLTON, CROZE, and VALERIE. Reported $5,000 loss.
Stranded on Mission Point, Straits of Mackinac, April 10, 1898, with cargo of coal. Released on April 11, 1898, by propeller ALGOMAH.
Disposition Upbound with cargo of coal, stranded near Grand Marais, MI, Lake Superior, November 13, 1919, in blizzard. Crew of seventeen rescued by U.S. Coast Guard by breeches buoy. Loss set at $60,000.

Build Information

Builder Jenks Shipbldg. Co.-A.M. Carpenter, Master Crpntr.
Place Built Port Huron, MI
Date Built 1893-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Jenks Shipbuilding Co.1893-00-001900-00-00U.S.96230
Runnells Steamship Co.1918-00-001919-00-00U.S.96230
Spence Brothers1900-00-001913-00-00U.S.96230
White Transportation Co.1913-00-001918-00-00U.S.96230