BURROUGHS, GEORGE T. (1881, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
85662
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Richard A. Davis
Original Owner and Location:
R.A. Davis & Louis Brondage, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18" x 36"; 375hp @105rpm engine, Glascow (1881). 6.5' x 121; 90# firebox boiler, R. Davis, Milwaukee, WI.
Dimensions
Length:
109'
Beam:
24.2'
Depth:
8.7'
Tonnage (gross):
180
Tonnage (net):
111
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Trautz dock, St. Clair Flats.
St. Clair River.
Date:
31 May 1905
How:
Sunk in collision.
Final Cargo:
Gravel.
Notes:
Sunk by steamer C.F. BIELMAN. Engine & machinery removed, hull dynamited. 1905, Jun 22 Documents surrendered, "vessel lost".
History

1881, Apr 30 Enrolled Chicago, IL; screw steamer.

1881, Aug 30 Owned Albert H. Petrie, Muskegon, MI; Chicago - Muskegon, MI.

1881, Aug 8 Burned to water's edge near Gross Pointe, Evanston, IL; hull towed to Milwaukee, WI; rebuilt, 180 gross tons.

1881, Oct 22 Owned Petrie, D.W. Chipman & L.S. Raesser, Milwaukee, WI; ran Chicago - Grand Haven with GRANITE STATE.

1882, May 15 Owned Chipman, Raesser & L.S. Larson, Milwaukee, WI; in lumber trade Muskegon, MI and Chicago, IL.

1883, Mar 17 Rebuilt 109 x 24 x 8'; 130.42 gross / 111.29 net tons.

1883, Sep Crank pin broke; disabled.

1883, Nov 22 Owned Chipman & Raesser, Bailey's Harbor, WI.

1886, shaft broke; towed to Sheboygan, WI.

1887, Oct 20 Owned D.W. Chipman, Milwaukee, WI.

1889, Nov Ashore on reef at Manistique, MI.

1890, Apr 23 Owned W.S. Johnson, Milwaukee, WI.

1890, Jul 1 Owned C.H. Ellis & W.S. Johnson, Milwaukee, WI.

1893, Feb 27 Owned Robert A. Shailer & C.R. Schiglau.

1893, Feb Ice locked 20 miles off Michigan City, IN.

1900, Jul 25 Owned Robert Shailler, Chicago, IL.

1901, Oct 23 Owned Standard Contracting Co., Cleveland, OH; made a sandsucker.

1904, Nov 7 Enrolled Detroit, MI; owned C.W. Cadwell, Windsor, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
F. C. St. Clair, Great Lakes Historical Society
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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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BURROUGHS, GEORGE T. (1881, Steambarge)