SEYMOUR, R.A., JR. (1882, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
110672
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Rand & Burger
Built on Bottom of:
LEWIS GILBERT (1876)
Original Owner and Location:
R.A. Seymour et al, Manistee, MI
Ownership Notes:
John & Fred Seymour
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14.5 x 18" engine by Sherriff's Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI. 6.5 x 13' firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
110.1'
Beam:
22.75'
Depth:
7.7'
Tonnage (gross):
131.46
Tonnage (net):
103.8
Capacity:
250,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Date:
6 May 1924
How:
Abandoned & sunk.
History

1883, Apr 10 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI; ran in Lake Michigan lumber trade.

1885, May 26 Owned Frederick, Elwin & R.A. Seymour, Chicago, IL & Manistee.

1887, May 5 Owned Frederick, Richard & Elvin Seymour, Manistee.

1887, Sep 5 Owned Charles T. Wright, Racine, WI.

1888, Sep 5 Owned Otter Creek Lumber Co., Racine, Charles Wright, president.

1889, Dec 21 Owned George C. Conroe, Racine.

1890, May 17 Ashore near Frankfort, MI.

1892, Apr 23 Owned Fowler J. Preston, St. Joseph, MI.

1893, May 16 Owned Wisconsin Chiar Co., Port Washington, WI.

1894, Oct Repaired Sheboygan, WI following collision by steambarge MARY MILLS off Port Washington in fog.

1895, Jun Received second hand engine & boiler; rebuilt Philbrook's yard.

1907, Feb 13 Owned E.E. Dove & William J. Gorman, Chicago.

1907, Nov 6 Owned Chicago Lighterage Co., William Gorman, president.

1912, Dec 9 Sold & laid up.

1924, May 6 Abandoned & sunk.

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

SEYMOUR, R.A., JR. (1882, Steambarge)
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SEYMOUR, R.A., JR. (1882, Steambarge)