RUNNELS, H. E. (1893, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
96230
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: diagonal steel strapping; steel lined boiler house.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Jenks Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Jenks Ship Building Co., Port Huron, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 40 x 30", 375hp @ 90rpm engine, Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI (1893) 9.5 x 12' @ 125# steam firebox boiler, Weeks Brothers, Saginaw
Dimensions
Length:
182'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
13.2'
Tonnage (gross):
862.09
Tonnage (net):
694.41
Capacity:
750,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Marais, MI
Lake Superior
Date:
14 Nov 1919
How:
stranded
Final Cargo:
anthracite coal
Notes:
stranded, went to pieces, sank in storm
History

1893, Jun 8 Launched.

1893, Jun 28 Enrolled Port Huron; towed N. BLOOM.

1894, Sep 5 Ashore Point Abino; copper laden.

1895, May 30 Bound Buffalo-Milwaukee, burned on Lake Erie; towed to Ashtabula, OH, sank.

1895, Jul Raised; rebuilt Port Huron by Jenks.

1897, Nov 25 Ran on beach Point Abbaye, Lake Superior, coal laden; released by COLTON, CROZE and VALERIE.

1898, Apr 10 Aground Mission Point with coal.

1898, Oct Chartered, Atlantic Transportation Co.; rebuilt, Jenks, 178 x 35 x 20.15, 2 decks, 2 masts; 1,162 gross/925 net tons.

1899, Mar 11 Owned F. C. Cates, New York, NY.

1899, Jun 12 Owned F. H. Danger, Port Huron, MI.

1899, Jun 29 Owned William H. Jenks, Port Huron, MI; 1,014 gross/777 net tons.

1900 Rebuilt Algonac, MI, 1 deck, 2 masts as steambarge, lumber trade; 889 gross/629 net tons.

1900, May 14 Owned A. O. Spence, E. Cleveland, OH.

1902 Towed CELTIC.

1903 Towed NASSAU and MASSASOLT.

1906 Towed barge MYSTIC.

1912, Apr 11 Owned White Transportation Co., Buffalo; James A. White, president, ran with barge SCOTIA.

1918, Feb 26 Owned John J. O'Hagan, Tonawanda, NY; Runnels Steamship Co., Buffalo.

1919, Nov 14 Stranded Lake Superior.

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

RUNNELS, H. E. (1893, Steambarge)
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RUNNELS, H. E. (1893, Steambarge)