ARCADIA (1888, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
106552
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Milwaukee Shipyard Co.
Master Carpenter:
John Fitzgerald
Original Owner and Location:
Henry Starke, et al, Arcadia, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 x 24", 385 hp @ 125 rpm engine built by Vulcan Iron Works, Milwaukee, WI, 1888. 7' x 13', 90# steam firebox boiler built by R. Davis Marine Boiler Works, Milwaukee, WI, 1888.
Dimensions
Length:
118.8'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
9.1'
Tonnage (gross):
230.29
Tonnage (net):
146.52
Capacity:
240,000 feet
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Big Point Sable.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
12 Apr 1907
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
Foundered subsequent to April 12; ARCADIA name board ashore April 27; reportedly 14 lives lost.
History

Built for lumber trade between Arcadia, MI & Chicago.

1888, May 23 Owned Henry Starke, Arcadia, MI & William Starke, Milwaukee, WI.

1894, Apr 12 Owned Henry Starke Land & Lumber Co., Arcadia, MI.

1896, Nov 5 Ashore Michipicoten River, Lake Superior.

1898 Owned Charles Starke.

1907, Mar 27 Owned Harry May, Arcadia, MI.

1907, Apr (between 12th & 24th) foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ARCADIA (1888, Steambarge)