MEARS (1869, Barge)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
50624
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lincoln, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Intended as a steambarge, never given machinery.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David McDole
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Mears, Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
172'
Beam:
28.6'
Depth:
12.7'
Tonnage (gross):
410.66
Capacity:
400,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East of Tawas, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
27 Nov 1889
How:
Driven ashore, broke up in gale.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
In tow SS.WILHELM with barge MIDNIGHT. 1 life lost.
History

Reportedly intended to be named MIDDLESEX.

1869, Sep 11 Launched.

1870 "MARS", 410.66 gross tons; barge.

1871 - 79 421 gross tons, owned R. Prindiville, Chicago.

1871, Jun 13 Sunk bark MAITLAND, Straits of Mackinaw.

1871, Aug 14 In tow steamer EAST SAGINAW, struck schooner NEW LISBON, St. Clair River at Sarnia.

1871, Sep Ashore Erie, PA with lumber.

1880 US90460, 429.86 gross tons, 408.37 net tons.

1881 Rebuilt at Detroit, owned Parker, DeGraff et al, Detroit.

1885, Apr 29 Owned Vance & Keith, Bay City, MI; towed by W.R. STAFFORD.

1887 Owned E.J. Vance, Bay City; towed by BENTON & S.S.WILHELM.

1889, Nov 27 Wrecked.

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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MEARS (1869, Barge)