ROSS, MYRTIE, M. (1890, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
92177
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
South Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Joseph F. Smith
Master Carpenter:
John Martell
Original Owner and Location:
Volney Ross & Joseph Smith, South Haven, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
10 x 10" stroke, 230hp at 130rpm engine, built by H. Bloecker Company, Grand Haven, Michigan 6 x 10' firebox boiler, 120 pounds steam built by Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, Michigan
Dimensions
Length:
89.2'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
7'
Tonnage (gross):
98
Tonnage (net):
68
History

1890, May 5 Enrolled Grand Haven, Michigan

1891 Same owners, rebuilt, lengthened, 113.2 x 20 x 7, readmeasured

128.57 gross tons, 98.59 net tons

1894, July 11 Burned at dock in South Haven, Michigan with loss of 3

lives

1894, August Same owners, rebuilt, 2 decks,

readmeasured 156.35 gross/ 108.11 net tons

1896 Owned Joseph F. Smith, South Haven

1900, January Owned William Hall & William Pringle, Mount Clemens

1900, June Owned William Hall, Mount Clemens

1900, August Sunk at Ferry dock, Windsor, Ontario; raised & repaired

1900, September Owned Arthur W. Nowlin, Dearborn, Michigan

1900, November Foundered on Lake Saint Clair, crew rescued by steamer

WALTER L. FROST; raised & repaired

1902, June Owned Henry McMorran, Port Huron; rebuilt, one deck, one

mast, dimensions unchanged

1912, October Owned Berst Manufacturing Company, Saginaw, Michigan

1916, September 2 Documents surrendered Port Huron, "abandoned, unfit

for service"

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

ROSS, MYRTIE, M. (1890, Steambarge)
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ROSS, MYRTIE, M. (1890, Steambarge)