ARK (1857, Barge)


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. M. Cullen
Master Carpenter:
D. M. Cullen
Built on Bottom of:
COLLINS, E. K. (1853)
Original Owner and Location:
Eber B. Ward, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
150'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (old style):
308 84/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North of Goderich, ONT.
Lake Huron.
Date:
22 Nov 1866
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
6 lives lost; broke away from steamer & went down. Wreckage found 100 miles north of Goderich, ONT.
History

1857, Jul 6 Enrolled Detroit. Built to carry pig iron, Detroit to Wyandotte.

1858, Jul 20 Enrolled Detroit; rebuilt as steamer, owned Solomon Gardner, Detroit, MI; received beam engine of CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON (1842).

1859, Apr 18 Collision with schooner MORNING LIGHT, Detroit River.

1861 Owned E. B. Ward & S. Gardner, Detroit, MI.

1865 Readmeasured length 157'5"; beam 32' depth 7'8"; 267.84 tons. Same owners.

1866, Jul 27 Enrolled Detroit, owned George N. Carlton, Pt. Huron, MI & John Robertson, Detroit, MI. Changed to barge; engines removed to Marine City.

1866, Sep 3 Enrolled Detroit; owned John Miller & John Johnston, Port Huron, MI.

1866, Dec 22 Wrecked Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
G. P. Bugbee
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Loudon G. Wilson
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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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ARK (1857, Barge)