PESHTIGO (1869, Barge)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
54218
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
Peshtigo Company, Chicago, Illinois
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
198.2'
Beam:
34.3'
Depth:
12.9'
Tonnage (gross):
660.07
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Round Island, Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron
Date:
24 Oct 1908
How:
Storm
Final Cargo:
Lumber
Notes:
Stranded in gale, wrecked in shallows, given up as a total loss after salvage operations failed No loss of life
History

1869, May 20 Enrolled at Chicago, built for Green Bay & Chicago lumber

trade

1871 Towed by tug ADMIRAL D.D. PORTER

1876 Towed by tug CLEMATIS

1890, August 7 Owned S.P. Howell, et.al., Chicago

1891, July 31 Owned William J. Calhoun, Chicago

1894, March 3 Owned Charles F. Bauer, et.al., Saginaw, Michigan

1896 Owned Fremont B. Chesbrough, et.al., Bay City, Michigan; rebuilt

& changed to screw steamer at Wyandot Boat Company, Wyandot,

Michigan;

readmeasured 203.4 x 34.8 x 12.2, 817.01 gross & 590.25 net tons,

engine from steambarge GEORGE W. JOHNSON, steeple compound, 17 +

36 x 36" stroke, 400hp at 85rpm, built by Cuyahoga Iron Works,

Cleveland, Ohio, 1870

Firebox boiler 8'6" x 15', 140 pounds steam, built by Manistee

Iron Works, Manistee, Michigan, 1893

1909 Documents surrendered at Marquette, "vessel stranded & 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

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PESHTIGO (1869, Barge)