WENTE, ROBERT C. (1888, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
110778
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Gibraltar, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: One stack; well decked, diagonal straps on frames, steel boiler house
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
35C
Builder Name:
R.C. Linn
Original Owner and Location:
Manistee Lumber Company, Manistee, Michigan
Ownership Notes:
William Wente, et.al.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19 + 36 x 30", 375hp at 90rpm engine by S.F. Hodge & Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1888 9 x 15' firebox boiler at 110 pounds steam by John McGregor, Detroit, Michigan
Dimensions
Length:
141'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (gross):
409
Tonnage (net):
325
Capacity:
450 tons; 390,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St.Clair River
Date:
1 Jul 1927
How:
Burned
History

1888, June 18 Enrolled Detroit, Michigan

1889, April 12 Readmeasured 335.62 gross/267.08 net tons

1906, April 5 Owned Gus Kitzinger, Manistee, Michigan

1909, August Wrecked Platte Bay reef off Point Betsey

1911, August Sank Buckley & Douglas mill, Manistee, one life lost;

raised

1913, January 8 Owned Louis W. Barrie, et.al., Detroit

1915 Towed EXILE

1916, May 10 Owned Delbert O. Lockhart, Detroit

1927, July 1 Burned, St.Clair River

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

WENTE, ROBERT C. (1888, Steambarge)
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WENTE, ROBERT C. (1888, Steambarge)