Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. H. GILCHER
Description
Creator
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
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
Copyright Statement
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W. H. GILCHER


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