PILGRIM (1888, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
150433
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Rogers and Bird
Master Carpenter:
Reuben T. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Reuben T. Rogers and Charles E. Bird, Saugatuck
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 x 20 engine, Wilson & Hendrie 6.5' x 11', @ 110 # steam, Marine boiler, Wilson & Hendrie Works, Montague, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
119'
Beam:
23.2'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (gross):
226.19
Tonnage (net):
186.47
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1.5 miles N. Fort Gratiot Light, Black River Canal
Lake Huron
Date:
29 Apr 1907
How:
stranded
Notes:
struck an ice floe, beached; later stripped and abandoned. engine and boiler salvaged
History

1888, May 28 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI, ran Saugatuck-Chicago, IL, lumber and fruit trade.

1888 Mid summer Chartered, Thousand Island Transportation Co. for few weeks.

1889, Oct 11 Monor fire, dock in boiler, Saugatuck.

1889, Aug 21 Rebuilt; 2 decks; 299.69; 299.69 gross/253.3 net tons; ran Saugatuck and Douglas-Chicago, IL; new machinery.

1892. Apr Chartered, Northern Michigan Transportation Co.; 3-4 trips, Chicago-Mackinaw, MI.

1892, May 25 Bound Chicago-Saugatuck, sunk steamer KALAMAZOO, collision.

1892, Jun 7 Owned Wallace B. Griffin et al, Saugatuck, MI.

1892, Jul 9 Owned Cleveland and Oscoda Transportation Co., St. Clair, J. S. Thompson; Port Huron District; ran with DOUGLAS and MELBOURNE in Thompson Line Detroit-Alpena, MI and intermediate ports.

1892, Jul 17 Collision, steamer DIXIE, Buffalo, NY.

1894 New engine 14 + 28 x 20", 220hp @ 120rpm steeple compound engine.

1901, Mar 27 District changed to Port Sanilac, MI.

1903 Broke main crank landin, Port Hope; repaired Detroit.

1906, May Bound Rogers City-Detroit, ran on rocks Bell Buoy Reef 2 miles from Point aux Barques.

1906, Jul 3 Grounded, middle ground, St. Clair River.

1907, Apr 29 Stranded, wrecked, Lake Huron.

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

PILGRIM (1888, Steambarge)
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PILGRIM (1888, Steambarge)