HOUGHTEN, H. (1889, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
96006
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Iron lined boiler house; steel arches; "rabbit".
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
59
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Houghten et.al., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
15 + 27 x 22" 250hp at 110rpm, J.B. Wilson Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1889). 7 x 12'firebox boiler, 125# steam, J. Brennan Co., Detroit, MI (1889).
Dimensions
Length:
126'
Beam:
27'
Depth:
8.2'
Tonnage (gross):
210
Tonnage (net):
151
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Harper's Point, Shybona Channel, Saint Clair River 7 miles below Algonac, MI.
Date:
20 Nov 1926
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned to waterline in early morning. Cabins all astern. 1926, Dec 30 Documents surrendered Port Huron, MI.
History

1889, Jun 4 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; carried immense loads lumber, coal, sand & gravel above & below decks, towed barges.

1891 Pilothouse moved to forecastle.

1893, May 24 Collision with SHELDON, Toledo, OH.

1898 Towed ATLANTIS.

1899 Towed barges DOBBIE & DOBBINS.

1901 Recaulked & repaired.

1902, Sep 9 Sunk in collision south end Lake Saint Clair with cargo stone.

1906 Collision with steamer FRANK PEAVEY.

1916, Sep 6 Capsized & filled at Mullen Coal Dock, Sandwich (Windsor), ONT.

1919 Registered Milwaukee, WI.

1920 Rebuilt; converted to sand sucker; owned Winaford L. Emery, Detroit, MI.

1921 Owned F.D. Gleason Coal Co.

1926 Owned Service Gravel Company, Marysville, MI.

1926, Nov 20 Burned, Lake Saint Clair.

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

HOUGHTEN, H. (1889, Steambarge)
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HOUGHTEN, H. (1889, Steambarge)