AZTEC (1889, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
106627
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David Lester
Master Carpenter:
David Lester
Original Owner and Location:
Marine Transit Co., Marine City, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22" & 44" cylinder, 40" stroke, 785hp @ 85rpm engine Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, 1889. 1 - 10 x 16', 120# firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
180'
Beam:
33.3'
Depth:
13.9'
Tonnage (gross):
834
Tonnage (net):
653
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Lakeport, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1934
How:
Scuttled.
History

1889, Apr 30 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; towed barges MIZTEC & ZAPOTEC.

1892, Jan Machinery rebuilt Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI.

1898, Mar 30 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1899, Sep 16 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; owned Charles Burchinal, Pittsburg, PA.

1903, Apr 1 Owned John M. Spence & William Spence, Cleveland, OH.

1912, Apr 9 Owned Lawrence Brown, Buffalo.

1923, Nov 8 Burned on St. Clair River, Marine City, MI; owned L.D. Brown.

1930s Wreck dynamited & removed; put in hull of barge PROVINCE & scuttled, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes News
Great Lakes Register
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
F. C. St. Clair, Great Lakes Historical Society
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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AZTEC (1889, Steambarge)