SAWYER, W.H. (1890, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
81253
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
W.H. Sawyer, Tonawanda, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
One 25 + 46 x 40", 900hp engine by S.F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI (1890). 12 1/2' x 131" @ 125# steam, scotch boiler by Wicks Brothers, East Saginaw, MI (1890).
Dimensions
Length:
201'
Beam:
37'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
746.65
Tonnage (net):
581.35
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1,200' off lighthouse, Harbor Beach, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
11 Aug 1928
How:
Grounded; broke up in strom.
Final Cargo:
Limestone building materials
Notes:
1 lost out of 16 crew; wreck later removed by Army Corp of Engineers.
History

1890, Feb 18 Enrolled Bay City, MI; owned A.C. Tuxbury, Tonawanda, NY; Apr 16 enrolled Suspension Bridge, NY; owned A.C. Tuxbury et al.

1891, Mar 4 Enrolled Boston, MA; owned W.H. Sawyer et al, Worchester, MA; towed barges in bulk trade.

1905, Oct 27 Enrolled Chicago, IL; owned Edward Hines Lumber Co., Chicago.

1915, Jun 23 Owned Hamilton Transportation Co., Michigan City, IN.

1923 Owned Sawyer Transportation Co., Michaign City.

1928, Aug 11 Grounded & broke up Lake Huron.

1928, Sep 20 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

SAWYER, W.H. (1890, Steambarge)
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