DUNBAR, GEORGE (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
10890
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Allegan, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ira Chaffee
Original Owner and Location:
George Dunbar & Co., Boston, MA
Ownership Notes:
Agent Simeon Cobb, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
133.5'
Beam:
25.3'
Depth:
9.1'
Tonnage (gross):
220.99
Tonnage (net):
138.58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Middle Island, near Kelley's Island.
Lake Erie.
Date:
29 Jun 1902
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland - Alpena; damaged by sudden squall; crew of 7 lost; wreck lies 6 miles SE of Pelee Island. 2002, Jul 20 Wreck located.
History

1867, May Launched Allegan; lumber trade, Chicago, IL - Muskegon, MI.

1868, Mar 31 Fitted out as wrecker; chartered to assist ANNIE VOUGH ashore on Spectacle Reef.

1869, Aug Collision with schooner SENATOR at Chicago.

1870, May Ran Saginaw, Cleveland & Buffalo.

1876 Lumber steamer; reengined 18 x 24", 300hp @ 95rpm, HPNC engine by Tarrant & Co., Chicago, IL (1876); used for excursion and fruit carring trade.

1877, Jun Engine disabled, towed to port by propeller ALASKA.

1880, Mar 23 Owned Henry L. Simonds, Boston, MA; agent Simeon Cobb.

1880, Jul 11 Owned H. Simonds & Simeon Cobb; 138.58 net tons.

1883, Oct 17 Collision & sinking of canal boat BODENSWARZO.

1885 133.5 x 25.3 x 9.1.

1887, Apr Dismantled; converted to tow barge; machinery to VIRGINIUS; rig changed to schooner, 2 masts; 231.97 gross / 220.99 net tons.

1888, May 4 Rebuilt as propeller; 1 deck, 1 mast; 238.25 gross / 190.82 net tons.

1896 US10890, official number; error in original enrollment.

1897, Apr 13 Owned W. E. Hudson, Chicago, IL.

1898 - 99 Rebuilt.

1899, Jun Owned Hutchison, Michigan City, IN.

1901, Feb 7 Owned M. L. Edwards, Chicago, IL.

1901, Dec 18 Owned C. H. Prescott, Cleveland, OH.

1902 Repaired.

1902, Mar 31 Owned Saginaw Bay Transportation Co., Mentor, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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DUNBAR, GEORGE (1867, Steambarge)