OLWILL, MARGARET (1887, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1887
Official Number:
91953
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Henry D. Root
Original Owner and Location:
L.P & J.A. Smith, Cleveland
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20", 36" x 24" engine, 400hp, 104rpm by Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, 1870 7.5' x 16' firebox boiler, 90 pounds steam, by Smith & Teach or Cuyahoga Iron Works, Cleveland, 1881
Dimensions
Length:
175.6'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
10.2'
Tonnage (gross):
541
Tonnage (net):
493
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles off Lorain, Ohio, Lake Erie
Date:
28 Jun 1899
Final Depth:
50 feet
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
900 tons limestone
Notes:
8 or 9 of crew of 13 lost
History

1890 Rebuilt as propeller, 2 decks, 3 masts, 177.3' x 34.7' x 17',

925.33 gross tons

1892, July 18 Broke her shaft & leaking above Whitefish Point, Lake

Superior, towed to Cleveland

1893 Rebuilt as steambarge, 1 deck, 3 masts, 175.6' x 34.7' x 10.2',

554.94 tons

1894, September 4 Ashore in smoke on Sand Island, Lake Superior;

released

1899, June 28 Foundered, Lake Superior

1899, September 26 Enrollment surrendered, Cleveland, Ohio

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

OLWILL, MARGARET (1887, Steambarge)
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OLWILL, MARGARET (1887, Steambarge)