TOKIO (1889, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
145507
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
23
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner:
James Davidson
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
222.2'
Beam:
38'
Depth:
19'
Tonnage (gross):
1385
Tonnage (net):
1316
Capacity:
75,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1800 feet below Edison coal dock, St.Clair River
Date:
 Dec 1963
How:
Moved by Corps of Engineers
Notes:
Low lake levels made the wreck a hazard to navigation
History

1890, April 9 Owned Davidson Transportation Company

1893 Owned N.S. Whipple, Detroit, Michigan

1896 Owned Henry Wineman, Detroit

1914 Owned Pringle Barge Line, Cleveland, Ohio

1917, October 9 Collision with barge HOMER & sank in St.Clair River

1917, December Holed by ice between Marine City & St.Clair, St.Clair

River

1918, March 31 Abandoned, St.Clair River

1919 Reported broken up

1963, December Wreck removed by Corps of Engineers, reported to now

lie 150 feet offshore, 1800 feet below Edison coal dock

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

TOKIO (1889, Schooner-barge)
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TOKIO (1889, Schooner-barge)