BISHOP'S FLOATING DERRICK (1853, Barge)


Year of Build:
1853
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Derrick barge, horse-powered.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bishop
Ownership Notes:
Probably owned Bishop, Grand River, OH.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
150'
Beam:
25'
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Silver Creek, at wreck of ERIE.
Lake Erie.
Date:
24 Sep 1853
How:
Sank in gale.
Final Cargo:
Derrick & wrecking gear.
History

1853 Spent summer salvaging cargo of steamer ATLANTIC off Long Point, Lake Erie.

1854 Sep 23 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Newspaper Clippings
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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BISHOP'S FLOATING DERRICK (1853, Barge)