WAHNAPITAE (1886, Barge)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
81115
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
14
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Emery Brothers, Bay City, Michigan
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
260'
Beam:
51.1'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
1431
Tonnage (net):
1359
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland, Ohio harbor entrance, Lake Erie
Date:
26 Oct 1890
How:
Blown into breakwall, wrecked
Final Cargo:
1.8 million board feet lumber
Notes:
Two crewmen lost
History

1886 To carry saw logs from Georgian Bay, etc., to supply mills of Bay

City; launched June 2; capacity 750,000 feet raw logs or

2,500,000 feet manufactured lumber

1887 Carrying lumber from Lake Superior - more profitable than saw logs

Carried cargoes lumber, railroad ties, railroad iron, coal, telegraph poles, block stone, bricks between ports from Tonawanda, New York to Duluth, Minnesota

1887, July 24 Passed through Sault Ste. Marie with load of 50,000

cedar ties

1889, September Carried 90,000,000 feet lumber so far & expects to

carry 125,000,000 before end of season

1890 Enrolled Port Huron, owned Loveland Transportation Company

1890, October 8 Discharged load of 800,000 bricks at Calumet & Hecla

dock, Marquette

1890, October 26 In tow of steamer JOHN N. NICHOL with 1,000,000 feet

lumber from Washburn, Minnesota to Fairport, Ohio,

blown into breakwall & wrecked at Cleveland harbor;

two crew lost

1891, March 31 Enrollment surrendered

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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