YOUNG HICKORY (1864, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
27540
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
G. Fordham
Original Owner and Location:
James Woolworth, Sandusky
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sternwheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 x 36", 198hp engine. 5 x 15' @ 80# steam, locomotive boiler by Neil Moore, Sandusky. Listed as both stern wheel & side wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
79.5'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
3.4'
Tonnage (old style):
59
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Leamington, ONT, near mouth of Detroit River.
Lake Erie.
Date:
1 Nov 1877
How:
Sprang leak & foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
Cordwood.
Notes:
Engineer lost. Also noted as Claybanks area near Port Burwell, ONT.
History

1864, Jun 29 Enrolled Sandusky; hauled freight Sandusky to Point Aux Barques.

1865, Apr 17 Enrollment surredered "Vessel enlarged"; readmeasured 82' x 20'2" x 3'6".

1871, Jun 29 Enrolled Sandusky; owned C. Woolworth; rebuilt & enlarged.

1876, Apr 17 Enrolled Sandusky; owned Hans Lewis & William S. McAlpine, Sandusky.

1876, Jun 12 Enrolled Sandusky; owned John Pierce, Sandusky.

1877, Nov 1 Sprang leak & foundered Lake Erie.

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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YOUNG HICKORY (1864, Steambarge)