CARTER, W.J. (1886, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
81112
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Master Carpenter:
W. H. Wolf
Original Owner and Location:
W.J. Carter & J.R. Cook, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
15 + 28 x 26", 250hp @ 110rpm engine, Sherriffs Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1886. 7' x 13', 95# firebox boiler, Johnston Brothers Works, Ferrysburg, 1886.
Dimensions
Length:
122'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
9.6'
Tonnage (gross):
235.13
Tonnage (net):
171.54
Capacity:
352,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
20 miles S. of Point Petre Lighthouse.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
28 Jul 1923
How:
Sprang leak, foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Oswego, NY to Cobourg, ONT; crew rescued.
History

1893, Mar 18 Owned J.E. Danaher, Ludington, MI.

1893, Apr 28 Owned Danaher & A.C. Wanvig, Ludington.

1902, Mar 7 Owned John W. Greenwood, Buffalo, NY.

1907, Apr 25 Owned Churchill Lumber Co., Alpena, MI.

1913, Mar 5 Owned Fin & Olsen Freighting Co., Ogdensburg, NY.

1918, Apr 1 Owned Ogdensburg Steamship Co. (Edward J. Burns).

1919 Ashore Yorkshire Island, Lake Ontario.

1919, Sep 8 Owned St. Lawrence Coal & Freighting Co., Odgensburg.

1920, Apr 19 Owned Robert Hicks Coal & Towing Co., Cobourg, ONT; C141754; 122 x 27.8 x 9.6'; 317 gross / 170 net tons.

1923, Jul 28 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
F. E. Hamilton
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Lorne Joyce
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

CARTER,  W.J. (1886, Steambarge)
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CARTER, W.J. (1886, Steambarge)