CITY OF PORT HURON (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
5392
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Cost $40,000
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.P. Arnold
Master Carpenter:
J.P. Arnold
Original Owner and Location:
Johnston, Ward et al., Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Phoenix Iron Works engine.
Dimensions
Length:
169'
Beam:
30.6'
Depth:
10.2'
Tonnage (gross):
411
Capacity:
450,000 board feet
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Lakeport.
Lake Huron.
Date:
4 Sep 1876
Final Depth:
36'
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Machinery recovered Summer 1877. Wreck found by divers in 2001.
History

1868, Apr 20 Wooden arches added.

1870, May 3 Stranded on Stony Island Reef, Detroit River.

1871, Dec 5 Stranded on Clay Banks, lower Detroit River.

1873, Apr 1 Owned A.B. Drake, Dunkirk, NY.

1873, Jul 22 Stranded in Neebish Channel, St. Mary's River.

1874, Aug 4 Collision with scow ST. CHARLES in St. Clair River.

1876, Sep 4 Sunk.

1876, Sep 9 Documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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CITY OF PORT HURON (1867, Steambarge)