ALPENA (1874)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
105351
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Gibraltar, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
12
Builder Name:
Linn & Craig
Master Carpenter:
John Craig
Original Owner and Location:
Bewick, Comstock & Co., Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Alpena Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Wheel 9'6". Engine & boiler from Frontier Iron Works, Detroit. 27 cyl, 32" stroke. Boiler 8.5 x 16'.
Dimensions
Length:
154.4'
Beam:
30.4'
Depth:
10.8'
Note on Dimensions:
alternatively 168.8 feet in length
Tonnage (gross):
369
Tonnage (net):
285
Capacity:
800 tons burden
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Clair Flats.
Lake St. Clair, MI.
Date:
26 Oct 1891
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Downbound with lumber cargo; caught fire in the Flats at 10 p.m. & burned to the water's edge some three miles below the ship canal where she sank.
History

1874, Mar Launched & taken to Detroit for her machinery.

1874, Apr 20 Enrolled Detroit.

1882 Tyler & Co., Buffalo, NY.

1886, Mar 11 Owned Charles Bewick, Detroit; A.W. & W.B. Comstock, Alpena.

1887, Apr 14 Owned Charles Hebard, Pequaming, MI.

1890, Feb 28 Owned Charles H. Westcott & J.W. Westcott, Detroit; L.P. Mason and S.V. Haskell, Muskegon.

1890, Apr 29 Went aground at Detour during heavy snow storm; repaired Detroit.

1891, Jun 15 Owned J.W. Westcott, Detroit & L.P. Mason & S.P. Haskell, Saginaw.

1891, Aug Blew cylinder head, Lake Erie; repaired Hodges in Detroit.

1891, Oct. 26 Burned Lake St. Clair.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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ALPENA (1874)