WESLEY, GEORGE (1867, Barge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
39119
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
E. Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Foulks
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Sonsmith, et.al., East Saginaw, Michigan
Ownership Notes:
Rudolph Miller, William Peters & John Smilch, Saginaw
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
0
Dimensions
Length:
108.5'
Beam:
28.2'
Depth:
7.6'
Tonnage (gross):
244.37
Tonnage (net):
231.59
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Presque Isle, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
19 Sep 1902
How:
Abandoned
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Sprung leak, began to founder & abandoned by her crew, who were rescued by tug CASTLE
History

1867, May 22 Enrolled Port Huron, Michigan

1869, April 30 Owned L.P. Mason, East Saginaw, Michigan

1870, May Towed by P.H.BIRCKHEAD

1871 Rebuilt; owned Saginaw, scow bottom, lengthened

1880, November 21 Driven ashore in a gale, near Erie

1884 Towed by CLEVELAND with CONCORD in Saginaw & Cleveland lumber

trade

1887 Towed by PORTER CHAMBERLAIN at Bliss, with IDA CORNING &

T.H.CAHOON

1890 Towed by BURLINGTON with J.E.SPARROW

1892, April 13 157.1 x 28.2 x 7.7', 280 gross tons

1898 Towed by steambarge THOMPSON

1902, April 2 Abandoned, Alpena

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

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WESLEY, GEORGE (1867, Barge)