DESMOND (1892, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
157350
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
2
Builder Name:
Jenks Shipbuilding Co
Master Carpenter:
E. Perry
Original Owner and Location:
Jenks Shipbuilding Co, Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16", 32" x 30" engine, 300hp, 85rpm, Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI, 1892. 8' x 10'1" marine boiler, 125 pounds steam, Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI, 1892. 8' wheel was the first ever cast by Phoenix Iron Works
Dimensions
Length:
149'
Beam:
30.5'
Depth:
9.5'
Tonnage (gross):
456.14
Tonnage (net):
355.38
Capacity:
430,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off South Chicago (Michigan City) IN piers.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
8 Dec 1917
How:
Capsized.
Notes:
Capsized & sank in gale, 7 of 13 lives were lost. 1918, Oct 29 Enrollment surrendered, Milwaukee.
History

1892, Jul 2 Launched.

1892, Jul 15 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; ran in lumber trade.

1893 Towed GOLDEN RULE.

1894 Towed GEBHART & WINONA.

1895, Mar 15 Owned Wm. H. White, et al, Boyne City, MI.

1896, Apr 6 Owned L.f. Hunt, Saginaw, MI.

1897 Towed HATTIE, SUNSHINE & SHIAWASEE.

1898 Towed JENKS.

1899, May 29 Owned The Lumber Transportation Company, Mentor, OH.

1900, Mar 29 Owned Kelleys Island Lime & Transport Company, Kelleys Island, OH.

1905, Apr 3 Owned John H. Jenks, Cleveland, OH.

1906, Feb 26 Owned Harry C. Beecher, Detroit, MI.

1906, Feb 27 Owned Detroit River Transit Co, Detroit.

1906, Nov Contract to furnish sand from Black River, Port Huron to Michigan Central tunnel, Detroit.

1909 Burned, late in fall.

1910, May 6 Owned Cream City Sand Company, Milwaukee, WI.

1910 Made a sand dredge by Milwaukee Dry Dock Company.

1917, Dec 8 Capsized & sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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