WILSON, BELLE (1881, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
80953
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Picton, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Redmond
Original Owner and Location:
Collier Ross et al, Picton
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 x 18", 100hp engine by Davidson, Doran & Co., Kingston, ONT.
Dimensions
Length:
103.3'
Beam:
24.1'
Depth:
10.1'
Tonnage (gross):
185
Tonnage (net):
119
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles off Harrisville, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
8 Aug 1888
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Caol
Notes:
Sprang leak in gale off Thunder Bay; pumps were clogged with coal & fies went out; crew picked up by barge DROKE & taken to port.
History

1886, Nov 15 Bound for Oswego with 11,800 bushels barley, lost rudder & beached at Ford's Shoal in snowstorm; released & repaired.

1887, Jul 29 Owned Alexander Kidd, Sarnia, ONT.

1888, Apr 26 Woned Blind River Navigation Co., Sarnia.

1888, Aug 8 Foundered, Lake Huron.

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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WILSON, BELLE (1881, Steambarge)