RALPH, P.J. (1889, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
150460
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alex Anderson
Original Owner and Location:
Charles D. Holland, et.al., East China, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
27", 50" x 40" engine, 685hp, 85rpm by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, Michigan 1889 12 x 16' firebox boiler, 110 pounds steam, by Phoenix Iron Works, 1889
Dimensions
Length:
211.4'
Beam:
37'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
964
Tonnage (net):
658
Capacity:
59,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East side South Manitou Island, in harbor, Lake Michigan
Date:
8 Sep 1924
How:
Ashore, dragged anchor
Final Cargo:
Lumber or pulpwood
Notes:
.5 mile north of Coast Guard Station
History

1890, March 27 Owned Charles Beyschlag, et.al., Saint Clair, Michigan

1902, March 15 Owned Calbick Transportation Company, Michigan City,

Indiana

1909, August 5 Forward section burned at Gargantu, Ontario

1924, September 8 Foundered, Lake Michigan

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

RALPH, P.J. (1889, Steambarge)
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RALPH, P.J. (1889, Steambarge)