MARINETTE (1873, Barge)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
90766
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Schooner rigged.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John B. Martel
Original Owner and Location:
Menominee Barge Line Co., Milwaukee, WI
Ownership Notes:
Henry Witbeck, president.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
176'
Beam:
32'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
505.57
Tonnage (net):
480.3
Capacity:
650,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Frankfort, MI, Garden Peninsula.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Nov 1886
How:
Stranded.
Notes:
Broke tow of steamer MANISTIQUE in gale; went ashore & wrecked; 6 of 7 lives lost. 1887, Jun 20 Documents surrendered.
History

Duplicate of MENEKAUKEE.

1873, Jun 12 Enrolled, Milwaukee, WI.

1876 Owned M.R. Lumber Co., Chicago, IL.

1881, Apr 7 Owned Marinette Barge Line Co, O.R. Johnson, president.

1886, Aug 23 Mortgage by Henry N. Loud, Oscoda, MI.

1886, Nov 19 Wrecked, Lake Michigan; owned Loud, Oscoda.

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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MARINETTE (1873, Barge)