ROOT, H.A. (1886, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
95885
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Elliott
Master Carpenter:
James Elliott
Original Owner and Location:
Ralph C. Brittain & Oscar E. Parks, Saugatuck
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
13 + 36 x 20", 350hp @ 110rpm engine by Wilson & Hendrie, Montague, MI (1886). 6 x 11' @ 110# steam, firebox boiler by Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, MI (1886).
Dimensions
Length:
114'
Beam:
24.6'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (gross):
198.12
Tonnage (net):
161.93
Capacity:
225,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sarnia, ONT
St. Clair River. Lake Huron
Date:
  1912
How:
Abandoned.
History

1886, Aug 11 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; in lumber trade Michigan City, IN & northern ports.

1888 Lost tow of 2 barges near Erie, PA.

1895 Rebuilt; in Brittain fleet with SUIT, MIVEA, CROUSE & MAE MARTEL.

1896, Oct. Sank at dock East Tawas, MI.

1897 Salvaged copper from wreck PEWABIC at Alpena, MI.

1899, Jul 28 Owned Oscar E. Parks & A.R. Colborn, Michigan City, IN.

1900, Apr 6 Owned Alex R. Sinclair et al, Duluth, MN.

1903, Mar 3 Owned William F. Thompson & Edward Englund, Duluth.

1904, May 13 Owned William F. Thompson & John C. LaVaque, Detroit, MI.

1906, Apr 17 Owned Cream City Sand Co., MIlwaukee, WI.

1907, Sep Boiler explosion, sank.

1909 Made crane equipped sand dredge at Milwaukee Shipyard Co.

1910, Apr 19 Owned E.J. Donahue & S.H. Braund, Detroit.

1910 Owned S.H. Braund & Charles W. Caldwell, Windsor, ONT; C126195; 114 x 25 x 9', 208 gross/ 172 net tons.

1912 Abandoned Sarnia, ONT.

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

ROOT, H.A. (1886, Steambarge)
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ROOT, H.A. (1886, Steambarge)