BARBER, JOE (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
12981
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & freight propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Luther Moses
Original Owner and Location:
Estate of J. Barber, Chicago, IL
Ownership Notes:
S. Lind, Executor, Chicago.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
125.84'
Beam:
26.04'
Depth:
8.62'
Tonnage (old style):
263 81/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Michigan City, IN.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Jul 1871
How:
Burned when cordwood fuel caught fire.
Final Cargo:
Fruit, passengers.
Notes:
2 lives lost.
History

1856, May 22 Maiden voyage; named for Mill Point (Ferryburg) lumber man.

1856, Jun 4 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1860, Apr 28 Owned Thomas Brown, Chicago, IL & Mathias Latzell, St. Joseph, MI.

1861, Apr 13 Owned Thomas Brown & Galen Eastman, Chicago, IL.

1862, Apr 7 Owned Galen Eastman, Grand Haven, MI; large repairs.

1832, Oct 11 Enrolled Detroit, MI; same owner.

1863, Jun 8 Owned John Van Nortwick, Batavia, IL.

1864 Large repairs.

1865, Apr 5 Readmeasured 125.95 x 26.35 x 45', 302 gross tons.

1865, May 2 Owned Michigan Transportation Co., Chicago; John T. Edwards, President.

1865, Jul Made regular trips Manistee, MI-Milwaukee, WI.

1865, Aug 29 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI ; owned Nathan Englemann; first vessel in well-known Englemann Fleet.

1866 Rebuilt.

1866, Owned Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Chicago; 263 tons.

1868 Daily line Chicago-Pere Marquette & Manistee, MI.

1871, Mar 13 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; owned Englemann Transportation Co., N. Englemann, President.

1871, Apr 12 Dustin Line running Toledo & Detroit-Alpena, MI.

1871, Jun 5 Owned Francis R. Dustin, Detroit, MI.

1871, Jul 19 Destroyed by fire about 10 miles off Michigan City, IN; two lives lost.

1871, Dec 30 Document surrendered, vessel total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Emerson H. Knack
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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BARBER, JOE (1856, Propeller)