SUIT, JOSEPH C. (1884, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
76529
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ralph C. Brittain
Master Carpenter:
James Elliott
Original Owner and Location:
Ralph C. Brittain, et.al., Saugatuck, Michigan
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Grand Haven, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16" x 20" engine, 250hp, 150rpm by Bloecker Engine Works, Grand Haven, Michigan, 1884 6' x 10' firebox boiler, 100 pounds steam by Johnston Brothers Boiler Works, Ferrysburg, 1884 5'6" propeller
Dimensions
Length:
105.3'
Beam:
23'
Depth:
8.4'
Tonnage (gross):
152.12
Tonnage (net):
118.01
Final Disposition
Final Location:
At Detroit, Detroit River
Date:
30 May 1912
How:
Collision at dock
History

1890-91 Major repairs

1892, September 16 Engine disabled, to be rebuilt at Grand Haven

1894 Given passenger accomodations for 10-12

1899, May 10 Owned Alex R. Sinclair, et.al., Duluth, Minnesota

1903, July 16 Owned South Chicago Steamship Express Company, Jacob

Schlosser, Chicago, Illinois

1903, August 3 Readmeasured, 3 decks, 1 mast, 110' x 23' x 8.7',

318 gross tons

1904 Rebuilt

1906, February 8 Owned Graham & Morton Transportation Company, James

Gallaher, Michigan City, Indiana

1906, November 12 Owned Hill Steamboat Line, Kenosha, Wisconsin,

L.P. Hill, Wonewoc, Wisconsin

1906 Rebuilt at St.Joseph, Michigan as a passenger steamer

1909, May 11 Owned Shore Transit Company of Michigan, Dell McMann,

et.al., Harbor Beach, Michigan

1912, March 1 Owned Del McMan, Harbor Beach

1912, March 29 Owned Ransom E. Hall, Detroit, Michigan

1912, May 30 Sunk at her dock in collision with steamer

CITY OF DETROIT III

1912, May 30 Enrollment surrendered, Detroit

1912, August 25 Wreck blown up by government

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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SUIT, JOSEPH C. (1884, Steambarge)