AMERICAN GIANT (1868, Barge)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
29298
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wm. Crosthwaite
Original Owner and Location:
Wm. Crosthwaite & Thos. Kelderhouse, Bay City, MI
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
151'
Beam:
30.7'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
365.41
Tonnage (net):
347
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Unknown.
Date:
20 Dec 1897
How:
Abandoned, unfit for service.
History

1868, Apr 3 Enrolled Port Huron.

1871 Owned Kelderhouse, Buffalo, NY.

1872, Jun 6 Arrived Buffalo in waterlogged condition.

1873 Owned Crosthwaite, Buffalo, NY.

1876 Owned Crosthwaite, E. Saginaw, MI.

1886 Used as floating elevator, being converted into towbarge for lumber trade, towed by steamer ARAXES.

1897, Dec. 20 Documents surrendered Port Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Quayle, Detroit and St. Clair River Towing Association
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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AMERICAN GIANT (1868, Barge)