NIAGARA (1875, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
73951
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
St. Catherines, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: One stack.
Hull Materials:
Composite
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
M. Simpson
Original Owner and Location:
M. Simpson, St. Catherines.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
36 x 30", 150hp engine, Gale (Yale or Oile?) & Company, Saint Catherines, 1875
Dimensions
Length:
135.6'
Beam:
26.3'
Depth:
12.2'
Tonnage (gross):
347.67
Tonnage (net):
272.57
Capacity:
455 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East of Long Point, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
5 Dec 1899
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
3.4 million shingles &/or pig iron.
Notes:
Bound Parry Sound, ONT - Buffalo, NY, broke up & foundered in gale, 12 or 17 lives lost.
History

1875, Jul 31 Launched.

1875, Oct 28 Enrolled St. Catharines, ONT.

1878, Jun 21 Owned Robert Fowles et al.

1878, Jun 25 Owned James Matthews, Toronto, ONT.

1881, May Ashore Point Sanilac, MI, Lake Huron; released by tug

MASTERS.

1882 Ran Quebec - Detroit, MI.

1882, Jul 15 Two crew seriously injured at Detroit while hoisting timbers out of barge.

1882, Sep 1 Rebuilt & enlarged, Detroit; 172 x 26 x 12', 468 gross tons, 3 spars.

1887, May Struck by lightning near Alpena, Lake Huron.

1887, Jul Towed barge EMERALD in Duluth, MN & Kingston, ONT grain trade.

1889, Aug 28 Collision with tug F. A. CRANDALL at Buffalo.

1890 Made at least one trip to Cuba.

1890, Jun 12 Collision with tug SCHRIVER at Buffalo.

1890, Jul 28 Collided with NORTHERN QUEEN.

1892, May Towed MCDONALD & ALBATROSS.

1892, Jul 7 Collision with steam yacht ISMALIA at Buffalo.

1898, Sep Towed MILWAUKEE, ACTIVE & RIGHT.

1899 135 x 26 x 12', 468 gross tons, 302 net tons.

1899, Oct 30 Towed wreck of steamer SIR S.L. TILLEY to Welland Canal.

1899, Dec 5 Foundered, Lake Erie.

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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NIAGARA (1875, Steambarge)