MIAMI (1888, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
91991
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: One stack, lumber hooker.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
M.P. David Lester
Original Owner and Location:
Charles F. Curtis & Webster S. Brainard, Toledo, OH.
Ownership Notes:
Toledo & Saginaw Transportation Company.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
13 + 30 x 26", 280hp at 105rpm by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI (1888). 7'6" x 14' at 111 pounds steam firebox boiler by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI (1888).
Dimensions
Length:
131.7'
Beam:
28'
Depth:
9.5'
Tonnage (gross):
228.58
Tonnage (net):
191.26
Capacity:
400 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
48 miles of Thunder Bay Island, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
6 Aug 1924
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Bound for Sprague, ONT, she burned & sank on a line between Thunder Bay, MI & Burnt Island, ONT; crew rescued by tug EDNA A.
History

1888, Apr 16 Enrolled Toledo, OH; towed DAYTON, TROY & LEADER.

1884 Toledo & Saginaw Transportation Co out of business, owned Curtis & Brainard.

1890, May Engine wrecked Niagara River, towed to Buffalo for repairs.

1893, Apr 10 Owned Curtis, Brainard & Julius A. Ward.

1896 Towed H.C.SPRAGUE.

1897, Sep 16 Owned John Stevenson, Detroit, MI.

1900, Apr 16 Owned J. Stevenson & Hugh R. Harvey; towed RACINE.

1901 Towed MOSHER & ROBERTS.

1903 Towed GEBHART.

1906, Apr 5 Owned Hugh R. Harvey, Detroit.

1913 Towed MIKE COREY.

1915, Jan 21 Owned Vera L. Blodgett, Detroit.

1916 Owned Michigan Dock & Transfer Co, Detroit.

1917 Owned T.J. Stockwell et al, Chatham, ONT; C138573, 131 x 27.5 x 8.2', 278 gross/144 net tons.

1919, Jul 23 Owned F.C. Spencer, Saginaw, MI.

1919, Aug 19 Owned Hardwood Boat Company, Saginaw.

1922, Jan 30 Owned Charles E. Garey, Saginaw.

1924, Aug 11 Burned, Lake Huron.

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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MIAMI (1888, Steambarge)