SOPER, ALBERT (1881, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
105977
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Steel chord arches.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Duncan Robertson
Original Owner and Location:
Soper & Pond Co., Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
25 x 30", 295hp @ 97rpm engine by Robert Tarrant, Chicago, IL (1881). 7.5 x 16' @ 90# steam, firebox boiler by Burt Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1881).
Dimensions
Length:
143.5'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
10.5'
Tonnage (gross):
410.5
Tonnage (net):
324.78
Capacity:
450 tons; 418,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bahama Islands.
Date:
  1920
How:
Abandoned & sunk.
History

1881, Apr 20 Enrolled Chicago, IL; lumber trade.

1889, Mar 15 Rebuilt & readmeasured 143.5 x 28.3 x 10.5', 349.35 gross/ 268.87 net tons; owned Soper Lumber Co. et al, Chicago.

1898, May 1 On rocks near Algomah; released.

1904, Oct 31 Owned Nessen Transportation Co., Michigan City, IN.

1909, Apr 6 Owned Winand Schlosser et al, Milwaukee, WI.

1910, Apr 7 Owned Herman A. Greiling, Green Bay, WI.

1914, Mar 25 Owned Greiling Brothers Co., Green Bay.

1916, Jul 6 Sold to Coast for West Indies trade with schooner ARENDAL.

1920 Sunk Bahama Islands, 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

SOPER, ALBERT (1881, Steambarge)
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SOPER, ALBERT (1881, Steambarge)