MORLEY, GEORGE W. (1888, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
85990
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
37
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Master Carpenter:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
H.A. Hawgood et al., East Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
One 24 + 45 x 36" engine, S.E. Hodge & Co, Detroit, MI. 12' x 12'6" scotch boiler. 10'9" x 12'2" propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
192.9'
Beam:
34'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
1045.79
Tonnage (net):
797.31
Final Disposition
Final Location:
100 yards off Greenwood Av, Evanston, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
5 Dec 1897
Final Depth:
18'
How:
Explosion & fire.
Final Cargo:
Light.
Notes:
Bound Milwaukee, WI - Chicago, IL, burned when a lamp exploded in engine room. 1898 Engine recovered by Dunham Towing Co, Chicago. 1918 Wreck removed.
History

1888, Apr 25 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; towed MOKAULA, GALATEA, MORAVIA, FRANK D. EWEN in Ashland & Marquette ore trade.

1891, May 29 Collision with steamer EDWARD H. JENKS near Grassy Island, Detroit River in fog; three lives lost.

1891, Jun 11 Owned Hawgood & Avery Transit Co, Mantua, OH.

1893, Jul 18 1 mast; towed H.A. HAWGOOD.

1897, Dec 5 Burned, Lake Michigan.

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

MORLEY, GEORGE W. (1888, Steambarge)
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MORLEY, GEORGE W. (1888, Steambarge)