FORD, J.C. (1889, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
76807
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas W. Kirby
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas W. Kirby, Grand Haven, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19 & 36 x 30" stroke, 410hp @ 92rpm engine by S.F. Hodge, Detriot, MI. 9 x 15' @ 112# steam firebox boiler by Johnson Bros., Ferrysburg, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
172'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
520.43
Tonnage (net):
407.79
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Little Trout Island.
St. Marys River.
Date:
26 Nov 1924
How:
Fire.
Notes:
Caught fire; totally destroyed.
History

1889, May 11 Enrolled at Grand Haven, MI; Escanaba Iron Ore Trade.

1889, Aug 12 Owned T.W. Kirby et al, Grand Haven.

1891, Apr 13 Same owner; rebuilt, 2 decks, 2 masts, 710.57 gross / 597.93 net tons.

1892, Mar 10 Owned Syd. Scott et al, Mt. Clemens, MI; ran Duluth, MN & Ogdensburg, package freight & flour.

1898 Chartered to run Milwaukee, WI & St. Joseph, MI.

1900, Apr 12 Owned Nipigon Transit Co., Grosse Pointe, MI.

1902, May 13 Rebuilt, 1 deck, 609.74 gross tons.

1922, May 22 Sold Canadian.

1924, Nov 26 Burned, St. Mary's River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
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

FORD, J.C. (1889, Steambarge)
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FORD, J.C. (1889, Steambarge)