ABERDEEN (1894, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1894
Official Number:
94924
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Picton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Tait
Original Owner and Location:
A.W. Hepburn, Picton, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
13.5 & 26 x 18" engine built by Bertram Engine Works of Toronto, 30 hp.
Dimensions
Length:
99.6'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
8.7'
Tonnage (gross):
141.86
Tonnage (net):
87.37
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Picton, ONT in winter quarters. Bay of Quinte. Lake Ontario
Date:
1 Mar 1917
How:
Burned, total wreck
Notes:
Various other dates have been reported for fire. Burned Hepburn Shipyard.
History

1905, Mar 3 Owners Bernard R. & James D. Hepburn, Picton, ONT.

1905, Apr 7 Owner Ontario & Quebec Navigation Co. Ltd., Picton, ONT.

1905, Apr Towed ROB ROY.

1916, Apr 28 Canada Steamship Lines Ltd., Montreal.

1920, Nov 4 Registry closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Canadian Registers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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