CURTIS, C.F. (1882, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
34126
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Launched as barge; received machinery that winter.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David Lester
Original Owner and Location:
Toledo & Saginaw Transportation Co., Toledo, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26", 48" x 42", 485hp, 82rpm engine, King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY(1882) 12' x 17' boiler, H.G. Trout, 11/16" steel; largest on Lakes.
Dimensions
Length:
174'
Beam:
32.9'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
532.42
Tonnage (net):
425.03
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grand Marais, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
19 Nov 1914
How:
Foundered in storm.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
With barges ANNIE M. PETERSON & SELDON E. MARVIN in tow. All hands lost.
History

1882, Jul 22 Temporary enrollment as barge, Port Huron, MI.

1882, Aug 7 Enrolled Toledo, OH.

1883, Apr 24 Enrolled as propeller.

1884, Nov Ashore in gale near Huronia Beach.

1886, Dec Lengthened at Dunford & Alverson's drydock, Port Huron, MI.

1887, Mar 19 Readmeasured, one deck, 3 masts, 196.5' x 32.4' x 13.1'; 691.2 gross / 89.83 net tons.

1887, Aug Sank at dock, Black River; owned Nelson Holland, Buffalo.

1889, Mar 7 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; owned Nelson Holland, Buffalo.

1893, Oct 19 With ISABEL REED, T.S. FASSET & NELSON C. HOLLAND in tow, ashore near Cheboygan, MI in gale.

1897, May 16 Went ashore Canadian side Niagara River, smashed natural gas pipeline; released.

1899, Jun 27 Enrolled Niagara Falls, NY; owned Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., North Tonawanda, NY.

1899 Fire box boiler by M. Riter, Buffalo, NY; 12' x 16'; 120#.

1907 May have gone to coast.

1910, Nov 21 Enrolled Chicago, IL; owned Edward Hines Lumber Co., Chicago.

1914, Nov 19 Foundered in storm.

1914, Dec 11 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
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

CURTIS, C.F. (1882, Steambarge)
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CURTIS, C.F. (1882, Steambarge)