SACHEM (1889, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
116267
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Plain head, round stern, diagonal steel straps on frames, steam pump
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Duncan Robertson
Original Owner and Location:
William H. Loutit, et.al., Grand Haven, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21 & 38 x 36", 425hp, 95rpm engine by Wilson & Hendrie, Montague, Michigan, 1889 12 x 12' scotch boiler at 120 pounds steam by Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, Michigan Steel boiler house
Dimensions
Length:
187'
Beam:
22.5'
Depth:
14.8'
Tonnage (gross):
739.72
Tonnage (net):
542.66
Capacity:
675000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Roberts Landing, Michigan, Saint Clair River
Date:
25 Oct 1928
How:
Burned
Notes:
Fire caused by exploding oil stove; burned to total loss
History

1889, May 10 First launched

1889, May 16 First enrolled Grand Haven, Michigan

1889, June 29 Owned J.E. Potts, AuSable, Michigan

1891, April 16 Owned Frank M. Thompson, et.al., Detroit, Michigan

1891 Towed HALSTED & HOMER

1892 Towed SAVELAND

1893, March 11 Owned Ed.A. Ayer, Chicago, Illinois

1893 Towed WM.STURGIS, AYERS, & BUFFALO

1899, May 4 Owned Mitchell & Rowland Lumber Company, Toledo, Ohio

1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1909 Towed GEORGE B.OWEN

1900, April 30 187 x 22.5 x 12.8'

1900, 1901 Towed ABRAM SMITH

1903 Towed GENOA in Two Harbors, Minnesota & Chicago, Illinois lumber

trade

1906, December 19 Owned Argo Steamship Company, Mentor, Ohio

1907 Towed D.P.DOBBINS

1910, December 30 Owned Byron S. Aldrich, Detroit

1912 Fitted with clam shell for sand trade

1912, April 8 Owned C.H. Little Company, Detroit

1914, June 26 Owned United Fuel & Supply Company, Detroit

1927, February 1 Owned Mae Lockheart, Detroit

1928, June 21 Owned Lockheart Transportation & Towing Company, Detroit

1928, October 25 Burned, Roberts Landing, Michigan, Saint Clair River

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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SACHEM (1889, Steambarge)