SHELDON, SARAH E. (1872, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
115083
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Peck
Original Owner and Location:
S.H. Sheldon et al, Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 40 x 30", 570hp @ 76rpm engine by Cuyahoga Furnace Co., Cleveland, OH (1872). 6 1/4 x 16' @ 90# steam, firebox boilers by Cuyahoga Furnace Co, Cleveland (1872).
Dimensions
Length:
184.1'
Beam:
32.4'
Depth:
13.8'
Tonnage (gross):
640.02
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Lorain, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
20 Oct 1905
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH for Sarnia, ONT; struck reef & broken up in gale; 2 lost.
History

1872 First enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1873, Apr 30 Owned Lucy A. Russell, Cleveland.

1876, Sep 20 Rebuilt, 2 decks & 3 masts; 184.1 x 32.4 x 13.8'; 907.24 gross/ 739.45 net tons.

1880, Oct 10 Arrived port with stern split open.

1883 Major repairs.

1884, Apr 12 Owned M.A. Bradley et al, Cleveland.

1887, Feb 3 Recieved new cabins & new water bottoms to boilers.

1887, Nov Collided with & wrecked schooner ALVA BRADLEY; towed to Soo, MI.

1889, Oct 21 At Detroit with disabled machinery.

1893, May 19 Struck rock at dock that caused leak, Soo, MI.

1894, May 10 Vessel razed & rebuilt; 1 deck, 1 mast; 693.42 gross/517.23 net tons.

1898, Jun 10 Laid up at Buffalo, NY.

1899 Steel boiler-house & reinforced bow for ice work.

1905, Oct 20 Ashore & wrecked off Lorain, OH.

1905, Oct 23 Documents surrendered, Cleveland.

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

SHELDON, SARAH E. (1872, Steambarge)
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SHELDON, SARAH E. (1872, Steambarge)