BAY CITY (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
2451
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Gardner
Original Owner and Location:
A. Rust, George Butlin, William Kelley, E. Saginaw, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by David Bell; built in Buffalo.
Dimensions
Length:
152'
Beam:
26.5'
Depth:
10.3'
Tonnage (gross):
262.63
Capacity:
265,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Riverside Ironworks dock.
Detroit River.
How:
Burned, sank & abandoned.
Final Cargo:
300,000' white pine lumber.
Notes:
Burned & sank in Detroit River.
History

One of earliest steambarges.

1867, Apr Launched; designed for lumber trade.

1867, May 13 Enrolled Port Huron.

1870, Dec 9 Receiving new arches by Fitzgerald & Leighton; new boiler from steamer GEORGE W. BISSELL.

1871, Mar 23 Destroyed by fire Bay City; raised; repaired; owned Burt & Co., Marine City, MI.

1874 Owned Rust, Clark et. al.; enrolled Port Huron; vessel rebuilt one deck, one mast; 151.8' x 26.5' x 13.8'; 371.98 ton.

1875, Apr 17 Owned P.H. Clark, Marine City, MI; enrolled Port Huron.

1881, Apr 14 371.98 gross tons/295.41 net tons.

1882, Sep 18 Grounded Au Gres, MI.

1891, Jun 6 Burned to waters' edge Detroit River; sank; abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Lytle List
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
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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BAY CITY (1867, Steambarge)