BOYCE, MARY H. (1888, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
92033
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Duncan Robertson
Original Owner and Location:
Sherman Hoyt Boyce, et al., Grand Haven, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22" x 40" + 36", 375 hp; 87 rpm; built King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, 1888. 10' x 15' firebox boiler; 120# steam; built Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, MI, 1888.
Dimensions
Length:
181.4'
Beam:
34.2'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
700.83
Tonnage (net):
607.60
Capacity:
700,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Welcome Islands, Thunder Bay.
Lake Superior.
Date:
  1933
How:
Scuttled.
Notes:
Removed from Port Arthur boneyard & scuttled in deep water.
History

1888, Aug 14 Owned Sherman H. Boyce, et al, Grand Haven, MI.

1891, Apr 15 Rebuilt Saginaw; 2 decks; 3 masts; 181.4' x 34.2' x 14'; 932.33 gross tons.

1896 Reboilered; 13'6" x 13'6" scotch boiler; 140# steam; built Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, MI.

1899, Apr 18 Ashore Grand Haven, MI.

1902, Feb 26 Owned F.W. Smith, et al, Milwaukee, WI.

1902, Apr 11 Rebuilt; span deck removed; 2 masts; 181.4' x 34.2' x 14'; 700 gross tons.

1912, Aug 29 Owned American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH.

1916, Mar 11 Owned Peterson & Collings, Oswego, NY.

1917, Apr 19 Owned Robert McCormick, Chicago, IL.

1917 Sold to Ontario Transportation Co., Thorold, ONT C140994.

1918 Rebuilt; 2 decks; 181' x 34' x 13.7'; 863 gross tons.

1922, Mar 22 Owned N.M. Paterson & Co. Ltd., Fort William, ONT; rebuilt for grain transfer vessel Fort William & Port Arthur, ONT.

1928 Damaged by fire, Fort William ONT; towed to boneyard & abandoned.

1933 Scuttled by government contract.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. Patrick Labadie
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
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

BOYCE, MARY H. (1888, Steambarge)
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BOYCE, MARY H. (1888, Steambarge)