MONITOR (1870, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
90163
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Wrecking steamer.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
16
Builder Name:
E. G. Merrick
Original Owner and Location:
Charles Stange, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 x 16" engine, S. F. Hodge Works, Detroit (1870). 5 x 12' @ 90# steam tubular boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
92.7'
Beam:
22.7'
Depth:
5.4'
Tonnage (gross):
105.4
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles SE Milwaukee, near Racine, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
19 Aug 1890
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Slabs, tan bark.
Notes:
Bound Pierport, MI - Milwaukee, WI, foundered in gale, occupants rescued by schooner MELLITO.
History

1870, May 19 Enrolled Detroit, MI; lumber & stone trade Detroit & Toledo, OH.

1871, Nov Holed, sunk Put-in-Bay, stone laden; raised.

1872, Apr 30 Owned George Hannahs, George N. & James M. Hale, South Haven, MI.

1873, Feb Repaired, Swan Creek.

1873, Apr 29 Owned George Hannahs, South Haven; 105 tons.

1874, Jul 17 Owned Darius Cole, Detroit.

1875 Recovered engine of propeller DETROIT (1859).

1875, Jun 14 Rebuilt 92.5 x 23 x 7.6', 128.19 gross / 96.51 net tons; after end enclosed.

1876, Jun Raised steamer CITY OF TOLEDO, sunk Port Stanley, ONT.

1877, Jul 12 Owned Hannah Cole, Detroit & Emma Conklin, Greenbush, MI.

1879, Apr 10 Owned Louis Sharboneau, R. J. Kant, L. J. Hall, Mt. Clemens, MI.

1879, Sep 30 Owned Norman Keller & Alonzo W. Dwelle, Kelley's Island, Sandusky District.

1880 Ran Cleveland to the Islands, stone trade.

1881, Jun Repaired Globe dry dock.

1882, Aug Inspected.

1883, May 19 Owned Francis M. Porter & James R. Griffith, Waukegan, IL.

1884, Feb 15 Owned Chicago Sand & Gravel Co; Francis Porter, agent; 14 x 16 HPNC engine by Riverside Iron Works, Detroit.

1889, Oct 6 Aground Corsica Shoal, Lake Huron; released.

1890, Jul 31 Owned Charles Mears, Chicago, IL.

1890, Aug 19 Sunk 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

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