OSCODA (1878, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
155012
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Clair, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Simon Langell
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Fish, et al, St. Clair
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
42" x 32" engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1878
Dimensions
Length:
175'
Beam:
32.4'
Depth:
13.3'
Tonnage (gross):
529.69
Tonnage (net):
345.16
Capacity:
800 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pelkie Reef, 2 miles off Epoufette, MI
Lake Michigan
Date:
8 Nov 1914
How:
stranded in gale & snow storm
Final Cargo:
lumber
History

1885 Engine steepled, Globe Iron Works; 22", 44" x 32"; 500hp, 100rpm.

1887, Jan 19 Owned Alex Sinclair, et al, Port Huron, MI.

1889, Apr 15 Owned Gordon Corning, et al, East Saginaw, MI.

1889, Nov 2 Stranded, Horseshoe Reef, Buffalo, NY.

1893 New boiler, 12' x 13'; 125# steam scotch boiler by Wickes Brothers, Saginaw.

1900, Feb 7 Owned Edward L. Hines, Chicago, IL; changed, 2 masts.

1901, Mar 6 Owned Edward Hines Lumber Co., Chicago.

1914, Nov 8 Stranded, Pelkie Reef, Lake Michigan.

1914, Nov 20 Enrolled surrendered, Chicago, IL.

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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