GERMANIA (1875, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
85435
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George King
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Buttironi et al., Marine City, MI.
Ownership Notes:
C.E. Norton, Marine City.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19 & 36 x 30" engine, 320hp, 95rpm, Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1875. 7 1/2 X 16' tubular engine, 50# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
136.1'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
11.2'
Tonnage (gross):
263.1
Tonnage (net):
175.74
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ecorse, MI.
Detroit River.
Date:
17 Jan 1899
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Laid up for winter at wharf behind owner's home; caught fire at night & burned to waterline.
History

1875, Jun 2 Enrolled Port Huron.

1876 Towed C. SPADEMAN & TAYLOR.

1881, Apr 16 Owned Selah R. McLauren et al, Toledo, OH; 175.74 net tons.

1883, May 24 Barges in tow of her suffered damages from storm off Sand Beach, Lake Michigan.

1883, Fall Towed barge C.N. JOHNSON in Toledo & Bay City, MI lumber trade.

1886 New firebox boiler installed; 8 1/2 x 16'; Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI.

1887 Towed M. BOTMAN.

1888, Jan 25 Owned Edward E. Koch et al, Toledo.

1890 Spring Towed barge WYANDOT.

1892, Apr 27 Owned Robert J. Hannan et al, Bay City.

1892, Aug Towed WYANDOTTE, SPRAGUE, & CASE.

1895, May 7 Owned F.W. Wheeler Co., Port Huron, MI.

1897, Mar 3 Owned W.D. Smith, Ecorse, MI.

1897, Mar 5 Owned Lillian A. Smith, Ecorse.

1899, Jan 17 Burned at Ecorse.

1899, Jan 27 Documents surrendered, Detroit, "vessel burned, total loss."

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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GERMANIA (1875, Steambarge)