ENTERPRISE (1874, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
72983
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Dresden, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Alex Trerice, Hug Currie et al., Wallaceburg, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
George H. Morden, Oakville, ONT, Daniel G. Huff, Dresden, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
126'
Beam:
22'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
206
Tonnage (net):
141
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Pt aux Barques.
Lake Huron.
Date:
10 Dec 1883
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Freed from Nov stranding, Georgian Bay by BALIZE; in tow to Detroit several weeks later she suddenly sunk off Pt. au Barques; 7 men lost.
History

1875 Carried freight for Detroit & Sydenham River.

1877 Rebuilt 120 x 25 x 91; 197 gross / 137 net tons; 20 x 22", 140hp, high pressure engine by Windsor and Delgargo; given new number at registration C72983; other number given to tug JAMES G. HARPER.

1881 Owned Canada Pacific Railway Co.

1883 Owned McLehnan, Port Arthur, ONT; 303 tons.

1883, Nov Stranded Cockburn Island, Georgian Bay with supplies for Port Arthur.

1883, Dec 10 Wrecked Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Registers
Canadian Sessional Papers
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ENTERPRISE (1874, Steambarge)