WESTPORT (1862, Barge)


Year of Build:
1862
Official Number:
71179
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bedford Mills, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: River barge; round stern, carvel built
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wm. Saunders
Original Owner and Location:
Geo Chaffey & Bros., Kingston, ONT
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
102.9'
Beam:
20.6'
Depth:
7.7'
Tonnage (old style):
196
Capacity:
13,500 bushels
History

1868, Mar 18 Owned George Mathison

1870, Jan 4 Owned Montreal Transportation Co.

1874, Feb 19 Owned Michael Scanton, Montreal, QUE; rebuilt as steambarge; 196 gross tons, 1-10 x 15", 15hp horizontal engine, Beauchamin & Bros. Sorel, QUE

1937 Registry closed

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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WESTPORT (1862, Barge)