TEMPEST (1872, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
24940
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Philander Lester
Original Owner and Location:
Toledo & Saginaw Transportation Company, Toledo, Ohio
Ownership Notes:
David Lester, president
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26" diameter x 36" stroke, high pressure engine from Riverside Iron Works, Detroit 8 x 18' tubular boiler from John Brennan Company, Detroit
Dimensions
Length:
159'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
12.6'
Tonnage (gross):
412
Tonnage (net):
341
Capacity:
550 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Harbor entrance, Erie, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie
Date:
27 Aug 1918
How:
Ran ashore & wrecked
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Machinery reportedly recovered & put into dredge LULU (1908)
History

1872, July 22 Enrolled Port Huron, Michigan; towed various barges in

lumber trade

1882 Rebuilt, iron arches

1883 Machinery overhauled, Marine City

1886 Engine rebuilt as steeple compound by Samuel F. Hodge Company,

Detroit; 21 & 38" cylinders, 36" stroke, 390hp

1887 New boiler from Love & Schofield, Port Huron; 9 x 16', 100 pounds

pressure

1889, January 28 Owned Thomas S. Lester, et.al., Marine City; towed

F.M. KNAPP, EMMA L. COYNE & URANUS through 1890s,

DORCAS PENDELL & TM.CAHOON after 1900

1893, April 3 Badly scorched at Hodge Dock, _?_ when nearby steamer

burned

1905, November 7 Stranded at Vail's Point, Georgian Bay, later released

1906, September 15 Stranded on shoal at Emerson, Michigan, holed

amidships

1907, May 10 Owned John H. Warther, et.al., Bay City, Michigan; towed

barge C.G. KING & FANNIE NEIL

1912, January 23 Owned Johnson & Rasch Lumber Company, East Chicago,

Illinois

1913 Rebuilt at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, with pilothouse raised on

forecastle

1915, May 6 Owned Reiboldt, Wolter & Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

1916, May 2 Owned Hamilton Transportation Company, Michigan City,

Indiana

1918, May 31 Owned Charles H. Lawrence, Brooklyn, New York

1918, August 27 Downbound with coal for Montreal, deeloped leak &

foundered at Erie, Pennsylvania; was towing barge J.I.

CASE

1919, July 18 Documents surrendered

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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TEMPEST (1872, Steambarge)