HOWARD, HENRY (1869, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1869
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. Stewart & Fitzgerald
Master Carpenter:
S. Stewart
Original Owner and Location:
John Johnson et.al., Port Huron, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Johnson & Goldie.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engines later installed in steamer EIGHTH OHIO (1886).
Dimensions
Length:
136.9'
Beam:
26.3'
Depth:
9.8'
Tonnage (gross):
261.39
Tonnage (net):
217.66
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Harsens Island, mouth Saint Clair River.
Lake St. Clair.
Date:
10 Sep 1884
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Bound Saint Ignace with barge GEORGE WORTHINGTON in tow, caught fire, beached on the island where she burned herself out; engine removed, later installed in EIGHTH OHIO (1886).
History

1867, May 14 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1867, Fall Caught fire, Point Colborne.

1868, Apr Forced way through ice with cargo coal; arrived leaking Detroit, MI; repaired Detroit.

1869, Nov Wrecked in gale, Saginaw Bay near Alabaster; 354 tons.

1870 In Chicago & Oswego service.

1871 261 gross tons.

1871, Nov In drydock to repair bearings.

1872, May In Toronto, waiting for ice to break up.

1872, May Chartered with barges DIXON & WINDSOR for nine trips carrying

lumber Toronto, ONT - Buffalo, NY.

1872, Jul 20 Disabled Lake Huron; towed by tug M.J.MILLS to Buffalo.

1873, Mar 17 Owned Manville Hyde et.al., Port Huron.

1873, Jun Ran on reef at Point Crescent, ONT.

1874, Nov Loading lumber at Alpena, MI.

1874, Nov Broke shaft, Point au Pelee, Lake Erie.

1878, Mar 20 Owned W.V. & W.C. Penoyer, Oscoda; 235.42 gross tons, 217.66 net tons.

1879, May Caught fire at Port Huron dock.

1880, Feb Repaired & overhauled.

1880, Oct Ran Alpena - Toledo, OH in lumber trade.

1881 Ran AuSable, MI - Cleveland, OH in lumber trade.

1882 261.39 gross tons; towing barges E.C.ROBERTS & ELVINA.

1884, Sep 10 Burned, Lake St. Clair.

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

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HOWARD, HENRY (1869, Steambarge)