SAGAMORE (1892, Whaleback)


Year of Build:
1892
Official Number:
57932
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Superior, WI
Vessel Type:
Whaleback
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
122
Builder Name:
American Steel Barge Company
Original Owner and Location:
Huron Barge Company, Ashtabula, Ohio
Ownership Notes:
Pickands, Mather & Company, Managers
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
308'
Beam:
38'
Depth:
24'
Tonnage (gross):
1601
Tonnage (net):
1557
Capacity:
4000 tons
History

In tow of another whaleback PATHFINDER for many years

Not to be confused with the English built whaleback also named SAGAMORE

1892, July 23 First launched

1892, August 6 First enrolled Marquette, Michigan

1901, July 29 Sunk by steamer NORTHERN QUEEN off Point Iroquois,

Michigan, Lake Superior; 2 died

1906, August 23 While in tow of PATHFINDER, collided with steamer

HENRY B. SMITH, Lake Saint Clair

1909 In commission

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

SAGAMORE (1892, Whaleback)
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SAGAMORE (1892, Whaleback)