MORNING STAR (1874, Barge)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
90642
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Crosthwaite
Original Owner and Location:
John Kelderhouse et.al., Buffalo, NY.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
181'
Beam:
33'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
498
Final Disposition
Final Location:
10 miles off Port Burwell, ONT.
Lake Erie.
Date:
4 Nov 1880
Final Depth:
75 feet
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
40,000 bushels of rye.
Notes:
Bound Toledo, OH - Buffalo, NY, foundered in a storm; 7 lives lost.
History

1874, Mar Launched.

1874, Apr 25 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1875 Towed by steambarge MENDOTA.

1876, Jul 19 New decks & cabins.

1878, Aug 20 Caught fire near Bay City, MI, Lake Huron.

1880, Nov 4 Foundered, Lake Erie.

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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MORNING STAR (1874, Barge)