FINCH (1871, Barge)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
9261
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Barge
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. Cantin
Original Owner and Location:
Montreal Transport Co., Montreal, QUE.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
105'
Beam:
22.6'
Depth:
7.1'
Tonnage (gross):
178
Tonnage (net):
164
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Windmill Point, 6 miles from Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
2 Aug 1883
Final Depth:
50'
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Sand.
Notes:
In tow of tug A.I. HOLLOWAY, foundered in a storm & sank; crew rescued by tug. 1990s Wreck located.
History

1874 Owned Holcomb & Stewart.

1879 Owned G. Gunn & Co., Montreal, QUE.

1880 Major repairs.

1883, Aug 2 Foundered, Lake Erie; owned Thomas Murdock, Point Abino.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
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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FINCH (1871, Barge)