MCBRIER, FRED (1881, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
120452
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
James McBrier, Erie, PA.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22", 36" x 36" engine, S.F. Hodge, Detroit, MI, 1881. 10' 3" x 6', 100 # steam. 9' 4" x 12' 6" propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
161'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
12.1'
Tonnage (gross):
442.07
Tonnage (net):
354.63
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles east of Waugoschance Point.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
3 Oct 1890
Final Depth:
20 fathoms
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
Sank in collision with propeller PROGRESS in fog; downbound towing barges A. STEWART & J.B. LOZEN. 1890, Oct 9 Enrollment surrendered Detroit. 1966 Located by divers.
History

1881, Aug 8 Enrolled Erie, PA.

1884, Jun Carried coal Cleveland - Duluth.

1886 Repaired, received iron arches.

1887, Apr 13 Owned Minor Lumber Company, Alpena, MI; towed URANUS & WENONA, PLANET.

1890, Apr 10 Owned Nelson S. Whipple et al, Detroit, MI; towed J.B. LOZEN, CANTON, A. STEWART.

1890, Oct 3 Sank, Lake Michigan.

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

MCBRIER, FRED (1881, Steambarge)
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MCBRIER, FRED (1881, Steambarge)