THEW, W. P. (1884, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
81204
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lorain, OH
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Henry D. Root
Original Owner and Location:
R. Thew et al, Caledonia, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14" & 28" x 20", 400hp engine 6.5' x 12', 100psi Marine firbox boiler
Dimensions
Length:
107.1'
Beam:
23.4'
Depth:
8.4'
Tonnage (gross):
139
Tonnage (net):
106
Final Disposition
Final Location:
3 1/2 miles east of Thunder Bay Island
Lake Huron
Date:
22 Jun 1909
Final Depth:
80 ft
How:
rammed by WILLIAM LIVINGSTON in fog
Final Cargo:
in balast
GPS:
Latitude: 45.02.7553' N. Longitude: 83.09.198' W.
Notes:
Loran C: 30802.7/48679.6
History

1884, Apr 30 Enrolled Cleveland

1884, May 1 Left for Lake Erie Islands for a load of stone, towing the tug SELAH CHAMBERLAIN to be left at Black River.

1885 Coal & stone trade Cleveland-Detroit.

1886 Rebuilt 132.5' x 24.2' x 8.3', 188 gross/154 net tons.

1888 Double decked, 403 gross/322 net tons; lumber trade.

1892, May Burned off Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1894, Apr 5 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; owned Marine Bank, Cleveland.

1894, Jun 11 Burned at dock in Bay City, MI; rebuilt.

1896 Sank, Bay City; raised.

1897, Feb 25 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned J. C. Garry, Saginaw, MI.

1903, Sep 17 Enrolled Detroit, MI; owned Hugh R. Harvey, Detroit.

1909, Jun 22 Sunk

1909, Jun 30 Enrollment surrendered, Detroit.

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

THEW, W. P. (1884, Steambarge)
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THEW, W. P. (1884, Steambarge)