FARWELL, GEORGE H. (1895, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
86323
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alex Anderson
Original Owner and Location:
Farwell Smith & Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from GEORGE L. COLWILL.
Dimensions
Length:
176.5'
Beam:
34.6'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
750
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cape Henry, VA.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
20 Oct 1906
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Stranded during heavy fog & high seas. Crew rescued by Life Saving Service; bound Jacksonville, FL - New London, CT. Part of engine salvaged; on display Virginia Beach Maritime Historical Museum.
History

1895, Jun 25 Nearly capsized during launch.

1895, Aug 2 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1896, Feb 10 Enrolled Duluth, MN; owned Harry B. Earhart et al.

1896, May Lake Superior Transportation Line; ran Cleveland, OH - Detroit, MI.

1897, Jun 18 2 decks; 182.4 x 34.8 19.6'; 977.93 gross / 784.36 net tons.

1898 Owned H. B. Earhart, Duluth, MN.

1898, Nov Owned Manhatten Steamship Co.; laid up for winter Montreal, QUE enroute to Atlantic Coast.

1899, Feb 3 Burned Montreal, rebuilt there; 20 + 36 x 36", 580hp @ 90rpm steeple compound engine by Bell Engine Works, Buffalo, NY (1895).

1899 - 1906 Ran coal Newport News, VA, New York & Portland, ME.

1906, Oct 20 Wrecked Cape Henry, VA.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

FARWELL, GEORGE H. (1895, Steambarge)
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FARWELL, GEORGE H. (1895, Steambarge)