JOSEPHINE (1886, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1886
Official Number:
76618
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Milwaukee Shipyard Co.
Original Owner and Location:
John Fitzgerald et al., Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 36 x 36" stroke 575hp at 85rpm engine by King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY. 8 x 15' firebox boiler, 110 pounds steam by R.Davis, Milwaukee, WI.
Dimensions
Length:
165'
Beam:
31.6'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
474
Tonnage (net):
372
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Mobile, Alabama.
Gulf of Mexico.
Date:
27 Sep 1906
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Sunk in collision with barge BLACK DIAMOND, all crew safe.
History

1886, Apr 21 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI, for use in iron ore trade.

1887, Apr 20 Owned C.W. Elphicke et al, Chicago; rebuilt 165 x 31.6 x 19", readmeasured 774 gross & 617 net tons.

1892, Sep Lost tow of schooner THOMAS PARKER, in storm on Saginaw Bay, tow recovered.

1897, Nov Damaged in gale, Lake Huron.

1898, Nov Chartered to Manhattan Steamship Co, taken to Atlantic Coast.

1899, Dec 21 Wrecked in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia harbor & sold to a British subject.

1900, Jan 18 Owned Alexander Hollander, et al, New York, NY.

1900, Mar 15 Owned William C. Taylor, et al, Mobile, AL.

1900, Mar 20 Owned J.W. Walsh, et al, Mobile.

1900, May 4 Owned W.C. Taylor, Mobile.

1900, Jun 4 Owned Mobile & Tampa Transportation Co., Mobile, AL.

1900, Sep 11 Owned Albert E. Van Huynigen, Mobile.

1906, Sep 27 Sunk, Gulf of Mexico.

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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JOSEPHINE (1886, Steambarge)