RICHARDS, RUBE (1881, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
110480
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Butler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Jonah Richards, Manitowoc, WI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine & boiler from SUSQUEHANNA (1858). 9.5' x 161" firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
175.2'
Beam:
33.3'
Depth:
17.7'
Tonnage (gross):
815
Tonnage (net):
594
Capacity:
1,000 tons
Final Disposition
Date:
  1910
How:
Abandoned.
History

Built for ore trade.

1881 Chartered for iron ore Escanaba, MI to Cleveland, OH; machinery installed, Detroit, MI.

1886 24 + 48 x 36", 450hp @ 80rpm steeple compound engine by King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY (1886); one 12 x 14' @ 130# steam, scotch boiler by M. Riter, Buffalo (1886).

1887, May Owned J.T. Hutchinson & Co.; towed MAY RICHARDS & E.C. HUTCHINSON.

1889, Jul Chartered Erie, PA to Duluth, MN with ore.

1890 Towed MAY RICHARDS & JAMES D. SAWYER.

1890, Sep Repaired Cleveland; broke crank pin at Soo.

1892 Towed KENT & GLAD TIDINGS.

1896 Towed H.W. SAGE.

1897, Nov 26 Grounded Detroit.

1898 Towed HUTCHISON & DORCAS PENDELL.

1905, May 23 Disabled off Bar Point, Lake Erie; machinery removed; made a schooner.

1910 Abandoned.

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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