RIETZ, CHAS. (1872, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
125088
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Rietz & Brothers, Chicago, Illinois
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
127'
Beam:
26.5'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (gross):
245.52
Capacity:
275000' lumber
Final Disposition
Date:
  1915
How:
Abandoned
Notes:
No detail
History

1872, July 27 First enrolled Chicago, Illinois

1877, April 30 Owned Charles Rietz & Brothers Lumber Company, Chicago

1878, April 30 168.76 net tons

1880 Major repairs

1889, September 7 Caught fire off Manistee, Michigan, Lake Michigan; 1

lost

1889, October 11 Captain Curran severely injured while trying to get

FLORENCE LESTER off Manistee beach

1893, 1894, 1898, 1899, 1900 Towed JOHN MARK, THOS. MARK & AGNES POTTER

1893 1 steeple compound engine, 15 & 28 x 26", 375hp, 97rpm S.F. Hodge

& Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1893

1 firebox boiler, 8 x 14', 125 pounds, Johnston Brothers,

Ferrysburg, Michigan 1893

1893, November 8 Aground Saint Mary's River

1894, September 24 Consort A.L.PORTER (POTTER?) aground Grand Haven,

Michigan in gale while other sought shelter

1895, December 11 Driven ashore in gale-blizzard near Pentwater,

Michigan, Lake Michigan

1898, January 15 Owned John O. Nessen, et.al., Manistee

1898, August 25 Stranded Muskegon, Michigan, Lake Michigan; released

1899, April 6 Owned R.G.Peters Salt & Lumber Company, Manistee

1904, April 1 Owned Nessen Transportation Company, Michigan City,

Indiana

1906 Converted for sand trade

1907, March 1 Owned Richard & William Burns, Detroit, Michigan

1907, March 11 Owned M.A. Callahan, Cleveland, Ohio

1907, May 8 Owned Lake & River Sand Company, Cleveland

1912, May 29 Owned James Normand, Cleveland

1914 Reportedly scrapped

1915 Abandoned, no detail

1915, March 18 Documents surrendered, Cleveland, "abandoned"

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

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RIETZ, CHAS. (1872, Steambarge)