SMEATON, JOHN (1899, Barge)


Year of Build:
1899
Official Number:
77358
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Superior, WI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
143
Builder Name:
American Steel Barge Company
Original Owner:
Bessemer Steam Ship Company
Ownership Notes:
Named for British inventor who built lighthouses & canals in England, 1724-1792
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
458'
Beam:
50.2'
Depth:
25'
Tonnage (gross):
5049
Tonnage (net):
4725
History

1910, September 20 Collision with steamer LAKELAND in fog, Little

Rapids Cut

1920 Reconstructed, 446 x 50 x 29.6', 4530 gross tons

1930 Owned Pittsburgh Steam Ship Company, Cleveland, Ohio

1940, July Owned Buckeye Steam Ship Company

1956 Went to Atlantic Coast

1960 Owned River & Gulf Transfer Company, Madisonville, Kentucky

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

SMEATON, JOHN (1899, Barge)
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SMEATON, JOHN (1899, Barge)