FLINT, OSCAR T. (1889, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
155165
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Clair, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Simon Langell
Master Carpenter:
Simon Langell
Original Owner and Location:
Eagle Transportation Co., China, MI
Ownership Notes:
Simon Langell et al.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23 + 48 x 40", 500hp engine, Samuel Hodge & Co., Detroit (1889). 12' x 16" firebox boiler @100# steam, Love & Schofield, Port Huron, MI (1889); largest ever built St. Clair Co.
Dimensions
Length:
218'
Beam:
37'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
823
Final Disposition
Final Location:
9 miles SE Alpena, MI., Thunder Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
25 Nov 1909
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Limestone; salt.
Notes:
Caught fire after departing Alpena; burned to water's edge; total loss. 1910, Jul 8 Dynamited engine & boiler.
History

1889, May Launched.

1889, Jun 10 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; in lumber, coal, ore & grain trades.

1896, Apr 20 Rebuilt Port Huron, MI; 2 decks; 218 x 37 x 22; 1,126.85 gross / 969.33 net tons.

1900 Chartered Northern Steam Ship Co.

1901, Oct 8 Grounded Bois Blanc, Lake Erie; released.

1902, Mar 25 Owned Andrew W. Comstock & Alex Sinclair, Duluth, MN for $45,000.

1902, Aug 11 Rebuilt 1 deck, 3 masts; 823 gross / 700 net tons.

1907, Mar 5 Owned Alex Sinclair, Duluth & Lillie Comstock, Detroit, MI.

1909, Nov 25 Burned Lake Huron.

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

FLINT, OSCAR T. (1889, Steambarge)
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FLINT, OSCAR T. (1889, Steambarge)