DONALDSON, JAMES P. (1880, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
76183
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Alex Anderson
Built on Bottom of:
BALTIMORE
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Holland, Marine City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28 x 32" engine, Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI. 8.5 x 17' firebox boiler at 85# steam by Desotelle & Hutton, Detroit, MI 1880.
Dimensions
Length:
160'
Beam:
30.4'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
521
Tonnage (net):
425
Capacity:
500,000 feet lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Welcome Islands.
Lake Superior.
Date:
6 May 1923
How:
Scuttled & burned.
Notes:
Burned at winter layup Paterson elevator, Thunder Bay, ONT; remaining hulk towed out & scuttled near Welcome Island.
History

1880, Sep 18 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; ran Bay City - Tonawanda, NY.

1881 Lost barges BAY CITY, ELDORADO, & WESLEY in Lake Erie storm near Erie, PA.

1883 Owned Wellington R. Burt, et al, East Saginaw, MI.

1887, Apr 7 Owned Ben Birdsall & Charles Bradley, Bay City, MI.

1887, Fall Caught fire.

1888 Replaced cabins & boiler house.

1889, Apr 18 Owned C.H. Bradley, Bay City.

1889, Oct 1 Siezed at Buffalo, NY on a libel.

1890, Mar 24 Owned William H. Sharp, Bay City, MI; 521 gross tons.

1891 With tow of BRIGHTIE, WOOLSON & GOSHAWK carrying lumber Ashland - Chicago, IL.

1896 Grounded Lime Kilns; sunk below Belle Isle with coal.

1897, Dec 2 Cut by ice & sunk on Saginaw River near Bay City; raised Dec. 4.

1898 Dec Heavely damaged by fire, Bay City, MI.

1912 Rebuilt Marine City, MI, 160 x 30 x 11.5, 491 gross / 309 net tons; steeple compound engine 20 + 40 x 30" by Donaldson & Whitman, Buffalo, NY.

1916 Sold Canadian C116575.

1920 Rebuilt Fort William, ONT; 160 x 30 x 13.6.

1921 Owned N.M. Paterson, Paterson Steamship Line; local harbor service carrying grain.

1923, May 6 Scuttled Welcome Island, Lake Superior following burning at Thunder Bay, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
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

DONALDSON, JAMES P. (1880, Steambarge)
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DONALDSON, JAMES P. (1880, Steambarge)