DAVIS, CHARLES H. (1881, Barge)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
34107
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Tow barge.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A.P. Kenyon / T. Kinson
Original Owner and Location:
James H. Prentice, et al., Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
151.9'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
9.1'
Tonnage (gross):
345.6
Tonnage (net):
328.32
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1300 feet off breakwater, Cleveland, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
13 Jun 1903
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Limestone.
Notes:
1 - 3 lives lost.
History

1881, May 7 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1884 Owned A.W. Wright, et al, Saginaw, MI.

1884 Owned N. Merriman, Saginaw, MI.

1890 Owned Willis P. Knowlton & Annie Wright, Saginaw, MI; fitted with machinery, steeple compound 11 x 20 x 16', 185hp at 95rpm engine by S.F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, MI; 1 firebox boiler 5.5 x 111, 100# steam, McGregor, Detroit, MI.

1894 Rebuilt as screw steam barge, 1 mast, 15 x 31 x 9; 390 gross / 333 net tons; owned Wright & Dean, Saginaw, MI.

1894, Nov Ashore & released Starve Island.

1899 Owned Erustis W. Haskins, Saginaw; built pine.

1903, Jun 13 Foundered & sank outside Cleveland, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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

DAVIS, CHARLES H. (1881, Barge)
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DAVIS, CHARLES H. (1881, Barge)