MARTINI, RICHARD (1876, Barge)


Year of Build:
1876
Official Number:
56508
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sebewaing, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
L.A. Holmes
Original Owner and Location:
L.A. Holmes, Sebewaing, Michigan
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
9.2'
Tonnage (gross):
265
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Grosse Pointe "Dump", Detroit River.
Date:
23 Apr 1905
How:
wrecked
Final Cargo:
Street sweepings & dunnage
Notes:
Hull failed, sides opened up, deck caved in, sunk; Towed to Grosse Pointe Dump,abandoned.
History

1876, May 5 Enrolled as barge, Port Huron, Michigan.

1879, Apr 5 Owned Henry Pendall, East Saginaw, Michigan.

1884, Mar 21 Owned Malinda H. Hunt, East Saginaw; rebuilt as

sloop/barge, one mast.

1887, May 7 Rebuilt, Lorain, Ohio, as a propeller, HPNC engine, 14 x

14" stroke, 185 hp @ 125 rpm, built by Farrar & Treft, Buffalo, New York; 1 firebox boiler, 6 x 10', 125# steam, built by Wildman Brothers, Saginaw, Michigan, 143 x 28 x 9.2', 299 gross/278 net tons.

1887, Jun 15 Aground Strawberry Island, Niagara River.

1891 Sunk in collision with steamer SPECULAR, Bar Point, Lake Erie,

crew rescued; raised & repaired.

1892, Mar 12 Owned Clarence L. Parker, et.al., Oscoda, Michigan.

1893, Nov 24 Owned Louis F. Hunt, et.al., Saginaw.

1895, Apr 17 Owned Clarence L. Parker, et.al., Detroit.

1896, Dec 21 Owned Gilbert LaCroix, et.al., Mount Clemens, MI.

1898, Apr 30 Owned Anna E. Parker, et.al., Detroit.

1898, Aug 15 Owned Charles S. Groesbeck, Detroit.

1900, Apr 17 Owned John H. Hochrath, Detroit.

1902, May 21 Owned Joseph H. Berry, Grosse Pointe, rebuilt as a barge,

one deck, no masts, readmeasured 259.85 gross/259.85 net tons.

1905, Jun 8 Documents surrendered, vessel foundered.

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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MARTINI, RICHARD (1876, Barge)