VAN ALLEN, D.R. (1874, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
71104
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chatham, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Simpson & Duncan Chisholm
Original Owner and Location:
D.R. Van Allen, et.al., Chatham, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23 x 24" engine built by Hyslop & Ronald, Chatham, Ontario, 1874
Dimensions
Length:
136'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
260
Tonnage (net):
178
Capacity:
400,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Thunder Bay Harbour, Lake Superior
Date:
  1922
How:
Condemned, broken up, possibly burned
Notes:
Engine to tug JOE SMITH (built as THE MOOSE, 1907) 1923, December 17 Registry closed
History

1874, June 13 Launched

1874, December 15 Grounded, Fighting Island, Detroit River

1877, August 3 Tonnage, 317.95 gross/216.31 net tons

1878, December Overhauled

1879, October Storm damage; bulwarks stove in

1881, February Owned George Wright & Sons, Port Hope, Ontario; towed

LEWIS ROSS that Spring

1884 Rebuilt

1885, June Ashore near Brockville, Ontario, Lake Ontario

1886, June Broke engine below Amherstburg, Ontario, Detroit River

1887, April Owned Herrick & Emerick, Oswego, New York

(Oswego Manufacturing Company, Chatham, Ontario)

1888 Repaired

1892 Owned Samuel Rogers, Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Electric Light

Company?)

1899, December Engine compounded; 16 + 28 x 24" steeple

1900, May 5 Owned Toronto Electric Light Company

1900, August Overhauled

1901, April One 10' x 11', 125 pounds steam, Clyde Boiler under

construction at Polson Iron Works, Toronto

1901, May 1 Hit gates of Lock 6, Welland Ship Canal; repaired

1902, October 20 Grounded, Ward's Island, Toronto, Lake Ontario

1902, December 31 Owned Peter Payette, Penetanguishene, Ontario

(Toronto Electric Light Company?)

c1904-1905 New Boiler?

1909, August 5 Owned W.C. Thompson, Lake Coast Trading Company, Port

Arthur, Ontario (reported purchased from Toronto

Electric Light Company)

1913, July Ashore Cove of Cork Bay, near Cape Croker, Georgian Bay

1915 Owned James Whalen, Canada Towing & Wrecking Company, Limited

c1919 Owned Norman M. Paterson & Sons, Limited, Fort William, Ontario;

used as grain trasport between elevators

c1922 Condemned

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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VAN ALLEN, D.R. (1874, Steambarge)