MARINE CITY (1866, Barge)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
16447
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
D. Lester
Original Owner and Location:
S. Gardner et al., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine from CHIEF JUSTICE ROBINSON (1842), & ARK (1857); 80 hp (in 1867).
Dimensions
Length:
192.1'
Beam:
27.9'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (gross):
382.5
Final Disposition
Final Location:
2 miles southwest of Alcona dock.
Lake Huron.
Date:
29 Aug 1880
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Passengers & freight.
Notes:
Caught fire downbound, 9 lives lost. 1881, Nov 30 Enrollment surrendered.
History

1866 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1867, Apr 8 Converted to sidewheel steamer, 695.89 gross tons; ran Detroit - Mackinac; US16447.

1868, Oct 3 Owned River & Lakeshore Steamboat Line, Detroit. MI.

1873, Apr 14 Owned David & Mary Gallagher, Detroit.

1875, Apr 19 Owned Michigan Transportation Co, Marine City, MI.

1880, Aug 29 Burned, Lake Huron.

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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MARINE CITY (1866, Barge)