REDFERN, C.E. (1890, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
126609
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
W.H. Sawyer, Tonawanda, NY
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
181'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
14.2'
Tonnage (gross):
680
Tonnage (net):
639
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Point Betsie.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Sep 1937
How:
Foundered in strom.
Final Cargo:
Pulpwood.
Notes:
Foundered in heavy gale; crew rescued by car ferry ANN ARBOR #4 & Coast Guard Cutter ESCANABA.
History

1890, Mar 29 Launched West Bay City, MI.

1890-1913 Towed by steambarge W.H. SAWYER with schooner TRUXBURY in lumber trade.

1904 Owned John Jenkins, Marine City, MI.

1906 Owned E.N. Hines Lumber Co., Chicago, IL.

1917 Owned Hamilton Transportation Co., Chicago.

1926 Converted to crane equipped motor vessel, with two 4 cylinder 10 x 12 1/2",220hp @ 360rpm, diesel engines built by Fairbanks-Morse Co., Beloit, WI; one 11'6" x 13' @ 165# steam, donkey boiler from Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, MI.

1928 Owned J.L. Larson, Bay City, MI.

1935 Owned Norris R. Wentworth, Bay City.

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

REDFERN, C.E. (1890, Schooner-barge)
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