EAST SAGINAW (1866, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
8106
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
David McDole
Master Carpenter:
John Kelsey
Original Owner and Location:
A & D.W. Rust, E. Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 x 24" engine. 6'8" x 17'6" tubular boiler, 86 # steam, by Excelsior Iron Works, Chicago, IL.
Dimensions
Length:
135.6'
Beam:
26.2'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
235.4
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sand Beach, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
24 Sep 1883
Final Depth:
30'
How:
Grounded & sank.
Notes:
Crew rescued by propeller CONEMAUGH.
History

1866, Apr 28 Launched.

1866, May 27 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1867 Ran Cleveland, OH - Saginaw, MI.

1868, Jun Won race with HURON CITY on Lake Huron.

1869, Jun 3 Owned William O. Walker, Chicago, IL.

1869, Jun Broke wheel at Chicago, Lake Michigan.

1869, Oct Aground St. Clair Flats; released.

1870 Typical cargo 225,000' lumber.

1873 New deck.

1875, Mar 8 Owned Frank W. Gilchrist, Alpena, MI.

1875, Apr Waterlogged Harrisville, MI.

1875, Sep Broke shaft on Lake Huron, towed by ST. CLAIR.

1876 Damaged by fire St. Clair, MI.

1879, Jun 23 Rebuilt Vermillion, OH; 139.4 x 26.2 x 11.4; 350 gross tons.

1880 Ran Alpena, MI - Cleveland, OH in lumber trade, towing barges.

1882, Sep 24 Grounded & sank, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Lytle List
Monograph
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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EAST SAGINAW (1866, Steambarge)