JENNESS, B.W. (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
2608
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Madison Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Stafford, Hayward & Co., Lexington, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 30", 300hp engine, Riverside Iron Works, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
155'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
356.94
Tonnage (net):
277
Capacity:
300,000' lumber
History

1867, Jul 18 Launched Detroit, MI.

1867, Sep 25 Enrolled Port Huron; ran Cleveland, OH - Lake Huron ports in lumber trade.

1870, Oct 28 B.W. Jenness added as minor owner; used as tow in Saginaw Bay lumber trade for Northwestern Transportation Co.

1871, Apr 28 Grounded at flats with 6 barges in tow.

1872, Apr 22 Owned Bay City & Cleveland Transportation Co., Clark Haywood, president.

1872, Sep 15 Collision with bark BURNSIDE off Pt. aux Barques, Lake Huron.

1874 Disabled machinery; towed to Detroit.

1877 Repaired, new arches, hog rost.

1880, Apr 3 District change, Detroit; 356.94 gross / 277.22 net tons.

1881 & 1882 Repaired.

1884 Dismantled; made a barge; 339 net tons, capacity 750 tons or 525,000' lumber; machinery into THOMAS S. CHRISTIE at F.W. Wheeler shipyard, West Bay City, MI.

1885, Apr 28 Rebuilt as schooner, 2 masts, 339.10 net tons.

1886, Sep 1 Owned Omer W. Blodgett, Detroit.

1889, Apr 22 District changed to Buffalo, NY.

1892, Mar 19 Owned Grant Blodgett, Buffalo.

1994, Mar 19 Rebuilt; rig changed to 3 masts; new donkey steam boiler for working anchors & lines.

1899, Apr 10 Owned Grant Blodgett et al, Bay City, MI.

1902, Apr 2 Owned Jenness Transportation Co., Duluth, MN district.

1912, Oct 14 Owned W.D. Hamilton, Chicago, IL; Hines Lumber Co.

1916, Mar 31 Documents surrendered; converted to barge for river & harbor use exclusively.

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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JENNESS, B.W. (1867, Steambarge)