Alpena 1

1909                                  Alpena     1                                  1972

Steel Great Lakes self-unloading bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 177
Launched March 24, 1909

376’ LOA, 356’ LBP, 47’2” beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1400 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 24, 1909 (#47)
356.0 x 47.2 x 27.0, 2886 GT, 1787 NT     US 206130     to:
Wyandotte Transportation Co., Detroit MI, a subsidiary of Michigan Alkali Co. (home port Wyandotte MI)

Entered service 1909

Sold 1965 to Erie Sand & Gravel Co., Erie PA (home port to Erie PA)

Boilers converted to oil firing 1966

Renamed Sidney E. Smith Jr.  (1) 1968

Renamed Alpena 1972 (but did not operate under that name)

Sold for scrap 1972 to Dwor Metal Co., Port Colborne ON and scrapped at Port Colborne.

IMO 5012412

 

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