FRANKFORT (1871, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1871
Official Number:
9967
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James M. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
J. M. Jones & N. C. Garrett, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 26" engine, Riverside Iron Works, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
104'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (gross):
155
Capacity:
200 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Saugatuck, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Sep 1874
How:
Burned.
Notes:
1878, Dec 17 Documents surrendered.
History

1871, May 20 Enrolled Detroit; traded Frankfort, MI - Escanaba, MI.

1872 Owned Frankfort Iron Co., Detroit, MI; S. L. Fuller, secretary.

1872, Oct Grounded inside piers, Frankfort, MI.

1874, Apr 7 Owned M. C. McCarthy, Bangor, MI.

1874, Jun Smashed, St. Clair Flats, Lake St. Clair.

1874, Aug Damaged wheel & hull, Lake Michigan.

1874, Sep Burned, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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FRANKFORT (1871, Steambarge)