STEPHENSON, S.M. (1880, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
115722
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Rand & Burger
Original Owner and Location:
Kirby Carpenter Company, Menominee, Michigan
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
166.2'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
511.9
Tonnage (net):
495.31
Capacity:
734,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bay City, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
  1935
How:
Abandoned
History

Built for Lake Michigan lumber trade

1887, March Owned A. Bigelow Brothers, Chicago, Illinois; purchased

from Captain Mike J. Galvin

1887-92+ Towed by ROBERT HOLLAND

1887, November Grounded South Chicago, Lake Michigan

1898 Towed by MADAGASCAR

1900 Rebuilt as steambarge; 546 gross/426 net tons; 25" x 30" high

pressure engine (from CLEVELAND) built by Cuyahoga Iron Works,

Cleveland, Ohio; one 8.5 x 13', 100 pound steam firebox boiler

built by Desotelle & Hutton, Detroit, Michigan, 1883; steel chord

frames, iron lined boiler-house, reinforced bow; towed CLEVELAND

1901 Re-engined, 20 + 40 x 30", 330hp at 85rpm fore & aft compound

engine built by Mantague Iron Works, Michigan

Unknown Date, after 1900 boiler: one 11'3" x 11'4", 125 pound steam

scotch boiler, built by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, 1896

1914 Rebuilt

1921 Repaired

1925 Owned William Burns, Detroit

1935 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

STEPHENSON, S.M. (1880, Schooner-barge)
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STEPHENSON, S.M. (1880, Schooner-barge)