115 (1891, Barge)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
53268
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Superior, WI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: whaleback
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
115
Builder Name:
American Steel Barge Company
Original Owner and Location:
American Steel Barge Company, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
256'
Beam:
36.1'
Depth:
18.9'
Tonnage (gross):
1,169.11
Tonnage (net):
1,110.66
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Pic Island near Marathon, ONT
Lake Superior
Date:
18 Dec 1899
How:
ashore after breaking towline
Final Cargo:
iron ore
Notes:
last shipwreck of the 19th century
History

1893, May 12 Struck by the THOMAS WILSON off Two Harbors, Lake Superior

1893, May 20 In drydock, Duluth, MN for repairs

1894, May 3 Collision with steamer MESABA off Lake George Flats; 16 hullplates broken

1899, Dec 18 Ashore, Lake Superior

1900, May Declared total loss

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

115 (1891, Barge)
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115 (1891, Barge)