BURNHAM, GEORGE (1880, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
85672
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Green Bay, WI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
E. J. Cole
Master Carpenter:
E. J. Cole
Built on Bottom of:
FLORA WEBSTER (1872)
Original Owner and Location:
Charles T. Burnham et al., Milwaukee, WI
Ownership Notes:
Fox River steamer FLORA WEBSTER (1872).
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Original engines from FLORA WEBSTER (1872); two high-pressure direct-acting. 8 x 16 at 86 pounds pressure firebox boiler, Robert Davis, Milwaukee, WI (1880).
Dimensions
Length:
149'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
10.1'
Tonnage (gross):
332
Tonnage (net):
219
Capacity:
600 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toledo, OH. Lake Erie
Date:
  1922
How:
Abandoned in boneyard.
History

1880, Jun 18 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1881 Recieved machinery of propeller CITY OF TOLEDO (1868); low- pressure engine with 32" cylinder, 30" stroke, made single-screw.

1882, Nov Engines compounded by James Sheriffs, Milwaukee; made steeple with 19 & 32" cylinders, 30" stroke, 300hp at 80rpm.

1883, Aug Damaged in storm.

1887, Jun Ashore at Fox Point in fog north of Milwaukee, towing C.N.JOHNSON & WM.JOHNSON.

1888 Collision with ferry SALLIE at Cheboygan, MI.

1889 Scorched by fire at Milwaukee.

1895, May 4 Owned John Burnham et al, Milwaukee.

1903, Apr 20 Enrolled Milwaukee; owned Adolph Green & Frederick Schwerman, Green Bay, WI.

1904, Dec 29 Enrolled Milwaukee; owned Adolph Green.

1907, Feb 21 Owned G. B. Shaw & A. T. Naugle, Chicago, IL.

1912, Mar 20 Owned Naugle Pole & Tie Co., Chicago.

1914, Aug 24 Owned Acme Sand Co., Cleveland, OH; converted to sand sucker.

1921 Dismantled at Toledo, OH.

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
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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