The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. H. GILCHER


Description
Creator:
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Prints
Description:
Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes steamboat WILLIAM H. GILCHER
Notes:
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels , 1895, page 401
Inscriptions:

W. H. GILCHER

Built 1891, at Cleveland, O by the Cleveland Shipbuilding Co.

Hull, of Steel. Length of keel 301 1/2 feet; over all 320 feet; breadth of beam 41 feet; depth of hold 24 feet 4 inches

Engine, Triple expansion. Diameter of cylinders 20,33 and 54 inches, by 40 inches stroke

Tonnage 2414.64 Gross 1986.70 net

The W. H. Gilcher was a large cargo carrying steamer of the Great Lakes, owned by J. C. Gilchrist. She held the record for some time of having carried the largest cargo of wheat -- 113,885 bushels -- that had ever been transported by a single vessel between Chicago and Buffalo.

She foundered during a gale on Lake Michigan on the night of Oct. 28, 1892, all on board perishing. Valued, when lost, at $200,000.

Publisher:
Smith & Stanton
Place of Publication:
New York
Date of Original:
1895
Date Of Event:
1890
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
465
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
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W. H. GILCHER


Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes steamboat WILLIAM H. GILCHER