MILLS, N. (1870, Barge)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
18755
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vicksburg (Marysville), MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Philander Lester
Original Owner and Location:
Mills Transportation Co., Port Huron, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Nelson & B. Mills, Marysville & Henry McMorran, Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Dimensions
Length:
164.4'
Beam:
29.9'
Depth:
11.6'
Tonnage (gross):
391.49
Tonnage (net):
305.91
Capacity:
385,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Opposite McGregor Point.
St. Clair River.
Date:
6 Sep 1906
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - Algoma Mills, ONT with A. ANDERSON in tow, sunk in collision with steamer MILWAUKEE, 2 lives lost; later blown up to clear the channel.
History

1870, Sep 1 Enrolled Port Huron, built for lumber trade; towed several barges; cost $10,000.

1871, May 6 received machinery, 20 + 36 x 30', 400hp @ 95rpm steeple compound engine by Cuyaoga Iron Works, Cleveland, OH (1870).

1873, Apr 26 Same owners, Vicksburg (Marysville), MI.

1875 In Saginaw, MI, Buffalo, NY & Tonawanda, NY lumber trade.

1876 Repaired.

1880 Major repair; 8.5 x 16' @ 85# pressure firebox boiler by Desotelle & Hutton, Detroit (1880).

1881 Towed barges BAHAMA, LEADER & JUPITER in Bay City, MI & Cleveland lumber trade.

1885 Towed BAHAMA & YANKEE.

1888, Apr 20 Owned N. Mills & Co, Cleveland; towed barges JUPITER, LEADER & H.S. WALBRIDGE.

1890, Sep 23 Lost deckloads & tow of YANKEE in storm near north end Beaver Island, Lake Michigan.

1891, Jan Engine being compounded by Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron, MI.

1892, Jul 14 Holed & sunk on reef near Naubinway, crew rescued by steamer HUNTER.

1892, Jul 28 Raised by wrecker FAVORITE.

1893 Ran Duluth, MN - Toledo, OH with lumber; towed KING, ROBERTS & DONALDSON.

1897 Towed MONTGOMERY & JOHN O'NEIL.

1898 Towed KNAPP & ROBERTS.

1900 Towed EXILE & CROSTHWAITE.

1901 Towed CHECOTAH.

1901, May 2 Owned Port Huron Navigation Co, N. Mills, President.

1906, Sep 6 Sunk St. Clair River.

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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