ST. CLAIR (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
23109
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Bushnell
Original Owner and Location:
William R. Owen et al, St. Clair
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
127.4'
Beam:
25.8'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
236.48
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off 14 Mile Point, Eagle River, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
9 Jul 1876
How:
Burned to waterline & sank.
Final Cargo:
Passengers, cattle & merchandise.
Notes:
15 passengers, 9 crew lost of 31 or 32.
History

1867, Oct 29 Aground at Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1871, Mar 24 Owned Ira H. Owen, Escanaba & Lake Michigan Transportation Co., St. Clair, MI.

1872, Mar 1 Owned Eben R. Ayres et al, Sandusky, OH.

1873, May 26 Owned Charles H. Westcott, Detroit, MI.

1874, Apr 4 Owned J.M. Nicol, Ward's Central & Pacific Lake Co., Detroit.

1876 Rebuilt; added upper deck & extended cabin, Detroit; 326.78 gross tons.

1876, Jul 9 Burned Lake Superior.

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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ST. CLAIR (1867, Steambarge)