ABERCORN (1874, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
105361
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John J. Hill
Original Owner and Location:
Leitch et al., Marine City, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 cyl. 32" stroke 300 hp engine from Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit. 1 Firebox 7'X 14"
Dimensions
Length:
126.1'
Beam:
26.1'
Depth:
11'
Tonnage (gross):
260
Tonnage (net):
190
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Goderich, ONT, Lake Huron.
Date:
5 Sep 1904
How:
Burned at dock.
Notes:
Caught fire in explosion of signal lamp. Remains were abandoned, hulk sold Canada in 1905.
History

1874 Owned by James Leitch et al, Marine City.

1874 September Ashore and lightered, Port Colborne, ONT, Lake Erie.

1875 Upper works burned Marine City.

1883 October Aground Spectacle Reef, MI, Lake Huron.

1885 August 9 Coal laden, in collision on St. Clair River; repaired.

1888 Owned Robert Leitch et al.

1889 Sunk in collision with propeller CUBA, near Marine City, refloated.

1899 Owned Sarah Leitch et al.

1898, Oct 27 Disabled on Lake Michigan, towed to Grand Haven, MI.

1899, May 17 Owned Henry Pauly.

1890 February 24 Received steel arches at Port Huron, MI.

1903 Owned W.J. Willoughby of Cleveland.

1904 September 5 Burned at dock, Goderich, ONT, Lake Huron.

1904/1905 Hulk sold to Canada.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes News
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ABERCORN (1874, Steambarge)