BLACK DIAMOND (1882, Barge)


Year of Build:
1882
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ludington, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Thompson
Original Owner and Location:
T. R. Lyon & Co., Ludington
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
152'
Beam:
35.7'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (gross):
552
Tonnage (net):
541
Capacity:
1,100,000 feet lumber
History

One of three similar vessels built to carry lumber from Ludington-Chicago for Ward sawmills. Towed by tug GEORGE E. BROCKWAY.

1890 Owned by O.W. Shipman, Detroit. Enrolled for first time, US31528. May not have been officially named until this time "barge".

1901 Owned Josephine S. McAllister, Detroit.

1908 Owned D & C Navigation Co., Detroit. Erroneously listed as US3937.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
Lorne Joyce
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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BLACK DIAMOND (1882, Barge)