AMERICA (1872, Barge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
29763
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: "Scow-barge"
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Original Owner and Location:
Western Transportation & Coal Co., Trenton
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
108'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
5.2'
Tonnage (gross):
123
History

"Scow-barge"

1873 Carried coal

1876 Owned Western Transportation & Coal Co.; 120 gross tons.

1878, Nov 12 Enrolled Pt. Huron; owned Wm Dana, Algonac.

1879 Owned Western Transportation & Coal Co.

1881-82 Carried lumber in Saginaw to Cleveland service.

1898, Aug 19 May be same barge AMERICA sunk in Saginaw River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Newspaper Clippings
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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