LOTNAIR (1872, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
71170
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catharines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Rabbit.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Melancthon Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
Irwin & Boyd, Port Hope, ONT.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by Alexander R. Milne.
Dimensions
Length:
129.8'
Beam:
23.1'
Depth:
11.7'
Tonnage (gross):
413
Tonnage (net):
281
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Colpoy Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1906
How:
Sunk as breakwall.
Notes:
Cabins removed & used as chicken coops.
History

1872 Launched Thorold, ONT, registered Port Hope; second vessel on Lake Ontario with fore & aft compound engine.

1873 Owned Ewan & Co, Port Hope, ONT.

1874, Nov Ashore Amherst Island, Lake Ontario.

1875 Owned Huron & Ontario Transporatation Co.

1878, Spring Collision with tug SANDFORD DAVIS near Collingwood; ran Chicago, IL - Collingwood.

1880, Mar 25 Aground Colchester Reef, Lake Erie.

1881/82, Winter New firebox; overhauled at Wolvering Dry Dock, Owen Sound; owned Parry Sound Lumber Co.

1887 Ran Parry Sound - Buffalo, NY with lumber & coal.

1889 Owned Thompson & Co; ran lumber trade Windsor, ONT & upper Lakes.

1890 Towed barge HURON in Algoma Mills lumber trade.

1891, Aug 21 Towed into Tobermory waterlogged.

1891, Sep 9 Waterlogged; repaired Detroit, MI.

1891, Oct Waterlogged, Georgian Bay.

1893, Jan 13 Burned at her dock, Windsor, ONT; rebuilt as barge, 129.8 x 23.1 x 11.7', 386 gross tons; schooner rigged.

1899 Owned Crawford Tug & Towing Co, Wiarton.

1899, Jul Grounded, Inside Channel.

1906 Owned Wicher's Mill, Colpoy's Bay, deliberately sunk & became breakwall for logging mill pond.

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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LOTNAIR (1872, Steambarge)