KALKASKA (1884, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
14429
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saint Clair, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Simon Langell
Original Owner and Location:
Captain H. Fish, et.al., Saint Clair, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 + 44" cylinders by 36" stroke, 585hp at 85 rev., by Globe Iron Works. 10 x 16' firebox boiler, 100 pounds, Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
178'
Beam:
33.8'
Depth:
15.5'
Tonnage (gross):
679.66
Tonnage (net):
555.02
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Marine City, MI.
St. Clair River.
Date:
15 Sep 1932
How:
Burned at dock.
Final Cargo:
None.
Notes:
Ship laid up, no loss of cargo or life. Hull raised & dismantled by Sin-Mac Lines, Ltd., Montreal.
History

1884, May 29 Enrolled, Port Huron, MI.

1890, Spring Towed ARENAC.

1898, Feb 21 Enrolled Chicago, IL, owned J.A. Calbic et al, 2 masts; towed MEAD, MEDIATOR & barge ALOHA.

1898 Towed MEAD, MEDIATOR & barge ALOHA.

1898, Sep Aground Portage Lake Canal, Lake Superior.

1899, Fall Towed R.L.FRYER.

1900 Towed OAK LEAF & ROBT. L. FRYER.

1901 Installed F. Elp. boiler, Kling Brothers, Chicago, 9' x 13'8", 140 pounds.

1905 Towed ROBERT L. FRYER & OAK LEAF in Ashland - Chicago lumber trade.

1906, Jul 12 Adrift with schooner R.L. FRYER in tow, Lake Michigan, 80 miles off Chicago, broken shaft; tug C.M. CHARNLY towed to Chicago.

1908, Apr 14 Enrolled Chicago, owned Kalkaska Steamship Co., Michigan City, IN.

1918, Mar 28 Enrolled, Milwaukee, WI; Owned Charles S. Neff, Milwaukee.

1920 Rebuilt as sand dredge.

1920, May 12 Enrolled Port Huron, owned S.C. McLouth estate, Marine City, MI.

1926, Mar 26 Owned American Trust Co., Detroit, MI.

1928, Apr 20 Owned Pierce McLouth, Marine City.

1932 Sep 15 Burned.

1932, Oct 10 Port Huron, documents surrendered.

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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KALKASKA (1884, Steambarge)