TEMPEST (1876, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1876
Official Number:
145105
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Duncan Robertson
Original Owner and Location:
Hebersquire & T. Stewart White, Grand Haven, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 & 36" cylinders & 32" stroke engine, 325 horsepower & 100 revolutions, from Samuel F. Hodge Company, Detroit 5.5 x 12' firebox boiler, 80 pounds pressure
Dimensions
Length:
150'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
9.5'
Tonnage (gross):
283
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Parry Sound, Ontario, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron
Date:
28 Jun 9
How:
Burned at dock
Final Cargo:
None
Notes:
Drifted to deep water, sunk
History

Built for lumber trade, Montague & Grand Haven to Chicago; also had passenger accomodations

1876, May 12 Enrolled Grand Haven

1882, October 1 Damaged in collision with barges towed by steamer

BUSCOBEL on Lake Michigan

1883 Rebuilt, 246 gross tons & 183 net tons

1888, May 8 Owned Kelley Island Lime & Transportation Company,

Cleveland, Ohio

1889, May 16 Carrying time, burned at Algonac, Michigan; declared

total loss

1890, April 12 Owned Alex Anderson, et.al., Marine City, Michigan;

rebuilt at Anderson Shipyard, 2 masts, one deck,

137.9 x 27 x 11 feet, 369 gross tons, 260 net tons

1891, April 27 Owned Hubbard, Blood, et.al., Marine City; towed barges

ALBANY, JANE RALSTON & CHAS.SPADEMAN

1894 Towed ALICE RICHARDS, JANE RALSTON & GRACE WHITNEY

1900, April 18 Owned J.C. Miller, Marine City

1902, February 1 Owned Leonard Wilton, et.al., Detroit (Grace Harbor

Lumber Company)

1905, December 9 Damaged by fire at Grace Harbor Lumber Company in

Detroit

1908, September 22 Owned Wells & Eber, Tonawanda, New York

1909, June 28 Burned at Parry Sound, Ontario

1909, June 30 Documents surrendered at Buffalo, New York

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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TEMPEST (1876, Steambarge)