FLETCHER, F.W. (1891, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
120834
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alex Anderson
Original Owner and Location:
E.C. Recor, St. Clair, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 40 x 36"; 400hp @95rpm engine by S.F. Hodge, Detroit, MI(1891). 9'6" x 15" firebox boiler @120# steam by Love & Schofield, Port Huron, MI(1891).
Dimensions
Length:
161'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
11.3'
Tonnage (gross):
495.95
Tonnage (net):
314.13
Capacity:
600 gross tons; 558,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cuba.
Date:
  1918
How:
Abandoned.
History

1881, Mar Launched from Holland's yard; built for lumber & coal trade; towed several barges.

1891, Apr 7 Owned F.W. Gilchrist, Alpena; US120834.

1891, Apr 30 Owned E.C. Recor, St. Clair, Allan M. Fletcher & Albert Pack, Alpena, MI.

1892 Towed barge BAY CITY.

1895, Feb 18 Owned Frank W. Fletcher et al, Alpena, MI.

1898 Towed MASON & DELAWARE Menominee, MI - Tonawanda, NY in lumber trade.

1898, Dec 30 Damaged by fire at Alpena.

1899, May 5 Owned John O. Nessen & Andrew Duvel, Manistee, MI; towed INDIA.

1904, Apr 1 Owned Nessen Transportation Co., Michigan City, IN.

1908 Towed schooner BELLE.

1916, Apr 24 Owned Nicolas Psaki, New York, NY & J.C. Royon, Cleveland, OH; to Atlantic Ocean.

1917, Mar 5 Transferred to Panama flag.

1918 Abandoned Cuba.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Loudon G. Wilson
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

FLETCHER, F.W. (1891, Steambarge)
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FLETCHER, F.W. (1891, Steambarge)