BESSIE (1880, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
3122
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fair Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Harriman
Original Owner and Location:
H.C. Schnoor, New Baltimore, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 x 16" HPNC, 210hp @ 130rpm engine, built Morton, St. Clair, MI, 1880. 5'6" x 10'6", 80# steam firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
97.2'
Beam:
20.6'
Depth:
6.4'
Tonnage (gross):
89
Tonnage (net):
44
Final Disposition
Date:
  1915
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Out of USMV, 1915, presumed abandoned.
History

1881, Feb 23 Sold by H.C. Schnoor.

1882, Jun Owned John C. Hudson, Sandusky.

1888, Mar 22 Enrolled Port Huron, owned J.S. Thompson.

1889, Nov 29 Ashore near Huzon, OH.

1889, May 7 Lake Erie, cabin gutted by fire.

1899, Aug 22 Sunk in collision with Canadian steamer W. S. IRELAND, Belle Isle, Detroit River.

1900, Aug 13 Sold by Hugh Havey to Cleveland parties.

1900, Aug 17 Sold by John Stevenson, Detroit to Geo. A. Douglas, Cleveland, for stone trade, Cleveland & Lake Erie Islands.

1904-11 Owned A.B. Meyers.

1914 Listed in USMV, last owner Standard Sand & Gravel Co., Cleveland.

1915 Abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Julius Wolff
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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BESSIE (1880, Steambarge)