INDIA (1899, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1899
Official Number:
107735
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Garden Island, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Said to have been one of the best built freighters on the lakes when constructed.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Calvin Co. Ltd.
Master Carpenter:
D.D. Calvin
Original Owner and Location:
Calvin Co. Ltd., Garden Island, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18, 30, 48 x 30 engine by Calvin Co. Ltd., Garden Island, ONT. Boilers possibly by Polson Iron Works, Toronto, ONT. 11'5" x 12', 160 # pressure scotch boilers. Propeller, 10'7"
Dimensions
Length:
215.9'
Beam:
36.4'
Depth:
15'
Tonnage (gross):
976
Tonnage (net):
573
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Manitoulin Island, ONT.
Lake Huron.
Date:
5 Sep 1928
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Pulpwood.
Notes:
Caught fire under boiler, burned to waterline & sank.
History

1899, Jan 4 Launched.

1899, Aug 20 Ashore 8 miles above Port Colborne, ONT, Lake Erie.

1911 Towed BURMA & CEYLON.

1914 Owned Montreal Transportation Co. Ltd., Montreal, QUE.

1916 Owned Canada Steamship Line Ltd.

Date Unknown Rebuilt as conventional bulk carrier.

1917, Jan Owned L.L. Henderson.

1922 Sank with heavy damage, Welland Canal; wreck bought by Reid Wrecking Co., repaired & sold to India Navigation Co., Montreal.

Date Unknown Laid up Kingston, ONT.

1926 Owned Ramsey Bros., Sault Ste. Marie, ONT.

1928, Sep 5 Burned Manitoulin Island, ONT., Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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INDIA (1899, Steambarge)