GREEN RIVER C138863

  • Barge
  • 230ft
  • 80ffw 26m
  • Welcome Island, Lake Superior
  • 48° 21.932’ N 89° 8.575’ W

GOGEBIC.* Built October 1887 Bulk Propeller -Wood 
U. S. No. 85977 1680 gt -1312 nt 227.2′ x 40.4′ x 19.4′ 
Reduced to a barge. 1921 
* Renamed (b) GREEN RIVER -Can -.1921 (C 138863) 
Dismantled and hull scuttled outside Welcome Island, Thunder Bay. Lake Superior. November 5.1932. 
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List 
      Institute for Great Lakes Research 
      Perrysburg, Ohio 

West Bay City.—The new propeller GOGEBIC, built at Wheeler’s shipyard, was launched at ? o,clock last Saturday afternoon. She is 285 feet overall, 273 feet keel, 39 feet beam, 21 feet hold. She has atriple expansion engine 20, 32, and 52 inches, with 40 inch stroke; Scotch boilers, 10 by 12 feet, from S.F.Hodge & Co.,Detroit. Her net tonnage is 1,312 tons; cost $125,000; owned by the Mills Transportation Co.,who place her in the Lake Superior trade. She will be ready for sea October 5. Captain Alvin Neal will command her. 
      The Marine Record 
      Thurs. Oct. 6, 1887 p. 5 

The propeller GOGEBIC, built by F.W. Wheeler of Bay City for the Mills Transprtation Co. was launched successfully last saturday and will go into commission this week, She is 280 feet over all, 275 feet keel and 40 feet beam 
      Port Huron Daily Times 
      Wednesday, October 5, 1887 


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