CHAMBERLIN, PORTER (1874, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
150067
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A.P. Kenyon
Original Owner and Location:
John Chamberlin & Robert Holland, et. al., China, MI
Ownership Notes:
"China Transportation Co."
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 32" engine, Samuel F. Hodge & Co., rebuilt as steeple compound 19 + 36 x 32" engine by Dry Dock Engines Works, date unknown.
Dimensions
Length:
134'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (gross):
257.32
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Dartsch Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
11 Nov 1901
How:
Grounded on reef & burned.
Notes:
Consort barge H.J.WEBB also stranded & burned. 1901, Nov 25 Documents surrendered Detroit, MI.
History

1876, May 8 Owned Star Line Steamers, Detroit, MI.

1876, Jun 7 Rebuilt with 2 decks for ore trade, 387.08 gross tons.

1881, Apr 14 Owned Lucius P. Mason & Gurdon Corning, E. Saginaw, MI.

1882 Rebuilt with one deck for lumber trade.

1883, Apr 4 Readmeasured 276.30 gross / 213.10 net tons.

1888, Feb 2 Owned Comstock & Churchill, et. al., Alpena, MI.

1890 8'6" x 15', 125# firebox boiler built by J. McGregor & Co., Detroit.

1890, Apr 23 279.54 gross / 204.96 net tons.

1890, Sep Steel arches.

1890s Lumber trade.

1898, May 2 Owned W.L. & H.D. Churchill, Alpena.

1899, Mar 31 Owned Lillian A. Smith, Ecorse, MI. & James McLarity, Detroit.

1901, Nov 11 Stranded & burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Great Lakes News
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Loudon G. Wilson
Lorne Joyce
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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CHAMBERLIN, PORTER (1874, Steambarge)