POINT ABINO (1872, Barge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
150103
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Made steambarge in 1876
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George H. Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Chandler Wells & Isaac Holloway, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
112.2'
Beam:
22.4'
Depth:
7.2'
Tonnage (gross):
148.97
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1 mile east of lower end Saint Clair Flats Canal, Lake Saint Clair
Date:
14 Nov 1905
How:
Sprung leak & beached
Final Cargo:
Sugar beets
Notes:
Largely broken up in storm shortly after
History

1872 Enrolled as barge

1876, September 23 Altered to steambarge with 1 mast, 1 high-pressure,

non-condensing engine, 14 x 16", 260hp at 140rpm by

Pound Manufacturing Company, Lockport, New York

1880, July 22 Enrolled Buffalo, owned Chandler J. Wells

1881, May 3 Enrolled Port Huron, Michigan, owned Nelson & Barney

Mills, Marysville, Michigan; in lumber trade

1887, April 16 Rebuilt 112.2 x 23.7 x 7.6, 2 masts, 204.26 gross tons,

140.72 net tons; boiler possibly replaced to firebox

6' x 11' by Sutton & Wood of Buffalo

1899, December Loaded with coal, went ashore on Ballast Island, Lake

Erie, cargo saved & vessel salvaged

1901, June 22 Owned S.M. Burnham, Port Huron & Ella D. Smith, Algonac,

Michigan

1905, May 25 Owned S.M. Burnham & Oliver Durand, Port Huron

November 14 Sprang leak & beached, broken up in storm

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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POINT ABINO (1872, Barge)