WESTFORD (1869, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
80068
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: plain head, round stern; a "rabbit" type steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alvin A. Turner
Original Owner and Location:
D. Whitney Jr., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 36 x 28", 385hp, 100rpm engine, Pheonix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI, 1869
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (gross):
302.3
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Robbins shoal, St. John's Island, Georgian Bay
Lake Huron
Date:
27 May 1904
How:
burned
Final Cargo:
lumber?
Notes:
stranded in heavy weather, burned
History

1869, Aug 6 First enrolled Detroit, MI

1872 Tower MARINER & JOHN MARK, Saginaw-Ogdensburg, lumber trade

1872, Oct 22 Aground Hickleys Flats, St. Lawrence River, tryed to released grounded schooner S. H. LATHROP; both released by revenue cutter CHASE

1874, Mar 6 Owned Eber R. Ayers & Barney Wilds, Sandusky, OH

1876, Apr 16 Ashore Pte. aux Barques, MI, Lake Huron

1879 Repaired

1879, Oct 10 Owned John S. Miner, Alpena, MI

1880 Major relpairs

1882, Mar 2 Owned Miner Lumber Co., Alpena

1882 Major repairs

1883, May 30 Sunk, collision with schooner HOLLAND, Detroit River; raised, drydocked, Detroit

1886 1 firebox boiler; 8 1/2 x 14'; Pheonix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI

1888, May 10 223.69 net tons

1890's Towed MONITOR & CITY OF THE STRAITS, lumber trade

1898, Oct 26 Owned Charles L. Boynton & Charles D. Thompson, Port Huron

1899, Aug 28 Owned Hammermill Paper Co., Erie, PA

1901, Mar 12 Owned Moses W. Humphrey, Ashtabula, OH

1901, Apr 9 Owned Mary Humphrey & Anna E. Parker, Detroit

1902, Sep 18 Owned John J. Boland, Buffalo, NY

1904, May 27 Stranded, burned

1904, Jun 30 Documents surrendered, Buffalo

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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WESTFORD (1869, Steambarge)