WYOMING (1870, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
80135
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: plain head & square stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Thomas Dunford
Original Owner and Location:
Preston Brady & A. E. Goodrich, Detroit, MI & Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
119'
Beam:
28.5'
Depth:
5.7'
Tonnage (gross):
154.65
Final Disposition
Final Location:
8 miles east of Burnt Cabin Point, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
12 Nov 1904
How:
burned & foundered
Final Cargo:
timbers
Notes:
Sprung leak in storm, caught fire, burned & foundered; bound Lake Superior for Goderich, ONT
History

1870, Jun 11 First enrolled Detroit, MI

1871, Oct Stranded near Foster, MI, Lake Huron

1871, Nov 22 Owned George E. Brockway et al, Port Huron, MI

1872, Apr 25 Owned Louis N. Minnie & Thomas Dunford, Port Huron

1873, Jul 29 Cut down to barge with 1 deck, 2 masts; 119 x 28.5 x 5.7'; 169.72 gross tons

1876 Sunk Port Huron, Lake Huron

1879, Oct 13 Waterlogged, sunk while lying in Black River, MI

1881, Aug 26 Rebuilt as harbor lighter, Port Huron; 1 deck, no mast; owned Martha M. Barkell, Bay City, MI

1882, Jul 22 Rebuilt as barge, 1 deck, 1 mast; 147 x 28.3 x 8.6'; 289.78 gross/275.03 net tons

1888, Jul 23 Rebuilt as schooner, 2 masts, same tonnage

1890, Nov 14 Owned Henry N. Loud, AuSable, MI

1891, Jun 4 Rebuilt by Joseph Ryan, AuSable as screw propeller, 1 deck, 3 masts, round stern; 153.7 x 28 x 8.5', 350.6 gross/291.8 net tons; engine from KITTIE SMOKE

1892, Apr 18 Owned Huron Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY

1892 Sunk Port Huron, Lake Huron

1898, Jul 23 Lost rudder near Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie

1899 18 x 18", 60hp direct-acting, non-condensing engine, 1-12 x 7 1/2', 90# marine boiler

1900, Apr 16 Owned Chas E. Garey et al, Saginaw, MI

1903, Oct 19 Waterlogged, Lake Huron, picked up off Middle Island by JOSEPH L. HURD

1904, Nov 12 Sprung leak, burned, foundered

1904, Nov 17 Document surrendered Port Huron

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

WYOMING (1870, Steambarge)
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