BRADLEY, CHARLES H. (1890, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
126653
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Diagonal strapping; steel boilerhouse; bow sheathed for ice.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
75
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Master Carpenter:
George F. Williams
Original Owner and Location:
Charles H. Bradley Lumber Co., Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24" & 48" x 40"; built S.F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI, 1890, 700 hp, 80 rpm; 13' x 13' scotch boiler; 125# steam; built Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, MI, 1890.
Dimensions
Length:
201'
Beam:
37'
Depth:
13.6'
Tonnage (gross):
804
Tonnage (net):
624
Capacity:
1000 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Portage Lake, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
9 Oct 1931
Final Depth:
6' - 17'
How:
Burned to waterline.
Final Cargo:
Logs.
Notes:
14 people on board, none lost.
History

1890, Jul 25 Enrolled Port Huron, MI. Towed BRIGHTIE, MARY WOOLSON & GOSHAWK.

1905 Reboilered; 14' x 12' scotch boiler; 175# steam; built Lake Erie Boiler Works; Buffalo, NY, 1905.

1924 Feb 5 Owned Bradley Transportation Co., Michigan City, IN. Towed MIZTEC.

1931, Oct 9 Struck by tow GRAMPIAN; set on fire.

1931, Oct 20 Documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
H. C. Inches
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
David Swayze Shipwreck Database
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

BRADLEY, CHARLES H. (1890, Steambarge)
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BRADLEY, CHARLES H. (1890, Steambarge)