STAFFORD, W.R. (1886, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
81126
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Steel diagonal straps; iron lined boiler house.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Master Carpenter:
Frank W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Bay City & Cleveland Transportation Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 + 46 x 36", 500hp @ 90rpm engine by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1886). 11'11" x 12'7" @ 110# steam, scotch boiler by Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
184.8'
Beam:
34.2'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
744.28
Tonnage (net):
546.19
Final Disposition
Date:
24 Dec 1930
How:
Abandoned.
History

1886, Aug 18 Enrolled Detroit, MI; towed MEARS.

1887 Towed MEARS & J.F. KING.

1888 Towed barges ONEOTA & MARIA MARTIN.

1889 Towed barges KINGFISHER & J.A. FRANCOMB.

1892, Aug Aground near Snow Shoe Island in dense fog, laden with stove coal.

1893, Apr 15 Owned Hope Transportation Co., Detroit; Thomas K Christie, president; towed schooners JOHN A FRANCOMB & ED MCWILLIAMS in coal & lumber trade.

1894, Nov 9 Broken rudder; repaired West Superior.

1894, Nov 15 Repaired Superior; struck obstacle.

1904, May 24 686.01 gross/ 398 net tons.

1905 Towed MCWILLIAMS in Marquette to Ashtabula ore trade.

1913, May 8 Owned Pelee Island Sand & Gravel Co., Lake County, OH; A.B. Emery, president.

1923, Apr 28 Owned Kelley Island Lime & Transport Co., Kelley's Island, OH.

1925, Oct 1 Laid up, Sandusky.

1930, Dec 24 Abandoned.

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

STAFFORD, W.R. (1886, Steambarge)
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STAFFORD, W.R. (1886, Steambarge)