MATILDA (1863, Barge)


Year of Build:
1863
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: St. Lawrence river barge.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
B. Auger
Original Owner and Location:
McLennan & Auger, Montreal, QUE.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
141'
Beam:
24.6'
Depth:
10.8'
Tonnage (old style):
364
Capacity:
19000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Pine River, near Pte.AuGres, lower Saginaw Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
1 Dec 1886
Final Depth:
35'
How:
Sunk.
Final Cargo:
Wine & coal.
Notes:
Bound Kelley's Island, Lake Erie, for Saginaw in tow of tug PETER SMITH; cut by ice & sunk; crew saved by SMITH. 1887, Jan 8 Documents surrendered Port Huron.
History

1866, Oct 13 Sunk Fox Island, Lake Simcoe; 4 lives lost.

1866 Sold American, enrolled Detroit, MI.

1871 Owned Detroit; 309 gross tons.

1872 New deck.

1874, Mar 6 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; owned John Kelly, East Saginaw, MI; US50157.

1876 Owned Harwood, Saginaw.

1881 Towed by BAY CITY in Saginaw - Cleveland lumber trade.

1884, Oct 23 Sunk Saginaw, Lake Huron.

1886, Dec 1 Wrecked 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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MATILDA (1863, Barge)