TURNER, ALVIN A. (1873, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
105227
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: wooden arches, wooden boiler house
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A.A. Turner
Original Owner:
D. Whitney, Junior & Company
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 40 x 32", 350hp at 95rpm by Samuel F. Hodge, Detroit, Michigan (1873) 9 x 15' firebox boiler at 110 pounds steam
Dimensions
Length:
135.2'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
11.5'
Tonnage (gross):
309.87
Tonnage (net):
220.81
Capacity:
800 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Little Detroit Channel, St.Mary's River, near Spanish Mills, Ontario, Lake Huron
Date:
18 Oct 1905
How:
Burned & sank
Final Cargo:
Lath
Notes:
Stranded in fog, bound Spainish Mills, Ontario for Toledo, Ohio, wrecked in storms & currents
History

May have begun with 27 x 32" high pressure engine by Hodge

1873, April 23 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan

1873, July 2 Launched; ran Saginaw, Michigan to Ogdensburg, New York

in lumber & grain trade

1874, April 4 Owned E.T. Slackford, M.S. Fellers & Eugene Robinson,

Detroit; towed JUDD & JONES

1874 Sunk in collision near Cape Vincent, Lake Ontario

1876, April 21 Owned Eugene Robinson, Detroit & William Rankin, Grosse

Point

1881, April 29 Owned Helen Rankin, Eugene Robinson & George W. Wilson,

Detroit

1882, May 1 Owned A.A. Turner Transportation Company; William Nesbitt,

president; ran Bay City to Toledo, Ohio in lumber trade

1886, October 13 Owned Allen C. McLean, et.al., East Saginaw, Michigan

1898 Towed EXILE, ONSONTA & CROSTHWAITE

1899 Towed HENRY W. HOAG, J.A.MCDOUGALL, B.B.BUCKHOUT & DORCAS PENDELL

1903 Towed CITY OF TOLEDO

1904, June 17 Owned Patrick McTigue, Cleveland, Ohio

1905, September 9 Owned Bernard A. Shean, et.al., Cleveland

1905, October 18 Burned & sank, Lake Huron

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

TURNER, ALVIN A. (1873, Steambarge)
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TURNER, ALVIN A. (1873, Steambarge)