BISSELL, GEORGE W. (1866, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
10665
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newport "Marine City", MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: 1 mast, cabins aft, one of first steam barges.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David McDole
Master Carpenter:
J. Kelsey
Original Owner and Location:
Aloney & David W. Rust, et al, East Saginaw, MI
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Detroit May 29, 1866.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22" X 24" engine.
Dimensions
Length:
152'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
10.3'
Tonnage (gross):
278.3
Tonnage (net):
264.41
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Potts Salt & Lumber Dock, Wyandotte, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
29 Jun 1900
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1900, Jun 29 Enrollment surrendered, Detroit, MI "abandoned".
History

1867, Jun 3 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1867, Jun 15 Holed & sank near mouth of Detroit River.

1867, Jun 26 Reported raised.

1870, Jul Holed & sank Point Pelee, Lake Erie; no details, evidently badly damaged.

1870, Dec 9 Cabins dismantled in fall, now in dry dock being stripped of engine & machinery. Rebuilt as towbarge.

1871, Mar 31 Enrolled Port Huron as barge; 1 deck, 2 mast, measurements unchanged.

1872, Apr 18 Owned Charles E. Bak, Cleveland, OH.

1873, Apr 18 Owned Lewis C. Butts & D. K. Clint, Cleveland, OH.

1881, Apr 8 Owned E. E. Stover & A. S. Pierson, Bay City, MI; 2 mast schooner; 150 x 26.2 x 10.3.

1883, May 5 Owned H. G. Blanchard, Detroit, MI.

1892, Apr 22 Owned John Stevenson, Detroit, MI & Paul H. Hoeft, Presque Isle County.

1896, Feb 18 Owned Rose D. Brown, Detroit, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
John O. Greenwood
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society
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

BISSELL, GEORGE W. (1866, Steambarge)
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BISSELL, GEORGE W. (1866, Steambarge)