CHIEFTAIN (1902, Schooner-barge)


Year of Build:
1902
Official Number:
127703
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Note: Steel arches, 11 hatches.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Davidson Steamship Co., Duluth, MN
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
342'
Beam:
46'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
2704
Tonnage (net):
2692
Capacity:
5,000 tons ore
Final Disposition
Final Location:
39th St., Bay City.
Saginaw River.
Lake Huron.
Date:
2 Oct 1953
How:
Burned.
History

1902, Oct 11 Launched; largest wooden vessel on Lakes; 100th vessel for Davidson Shipyard.

1917 Rebuilt; 342 x 46 x 26'.

1928 Laid up Randolph St., Bay City, Saginaw River.

1941 Owned W.J. Meagher & Sons, Inc; towed to 39th St. & intended to become part of dock.

1953, Oct 2 Burned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

CHIEFTAIN (1902, Schooner-barge)
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CHIEFTAIN (1902, Schooner-barge)