NORWALK (1891, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
130528
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Mt. Clemens, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: One stack; round stern; diagonal straps on frame; steel boiler house.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Dulac
Master Carpenter:
William Dulac
Original Owner and Location:
Shoal Water Transportation Co., Mt. Clemens.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21 & 40 x 30", 400hp @ 80rpm engine by Samuel Hodge Iron Works, Detroit, MI (1891). 9'6" x 15', 110# steam, marine boiler by Springer & Son, Detroit, MI (1890).
Dimensions
Length:
209.2'
Beam:
38.8'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (old style):
1007.43
Tonnage (gross):
881.95
Tonnage (net):
1500 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 miles SE of Cozumel, Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico.
Date:
27 Nov 1917
How:
Sprang leak & sank.
Notes:
Bound Belize, Honduras - Savannah, GA.
History

1891, Apr Launched.

1916, Apr 19 Owned Otis Transportation Co, New Orleans, LA.

1916, Aug 8 Owned Nicaragua.

11917, Nov 27 Sank.

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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NORWALK (1891, Steambarge)