DOMINION (1868, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1868
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wallaceburg, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Scow steamer; flat bottom, round ends.
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Bruce
Master Carpenter:
J.W. Steinhoff
Original Owner and Location:
J. Steinhoff, Black & Young, Wallaceburg, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24.5 x 48" engine built Chatham, ONT.
Dimensions
Length:
117'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
8' 2"
Tonnage (gross):
178
Tonnage (net):
117
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Below Chatham, ONT.
Thames River.
Date:
28 Jul 1875
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
65 cords wood
Notes:
Caught fire during loading & burned to total loss.
History

Built to carry grain or lumber; to run Detroit, MI - Chatham, ONT.

1867 - 68 Added cabin & stateroom; barge KENT Detroit - Chatham.

1868 - 70 Inspected, Windsor, ONT.

1869, Jan 18 Owned solely Steinhoff.

1869, Apr Damaged in collision with bark SIR E.W. HEAD off Clay Banks, Lake Erie.

1871, Mar Collision with propeller FAVORITE, Detroit River.

1872, Oct 1 Mortgage by Steinhoff to Merchant's Bank, Chatham.

1875, Jul 28 Burned Thames River near Chatham, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
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
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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DOMINION (1868, Steambarge)