NO.1 (1895, Barge)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
67313
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Railroad car ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
70
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Michigan Car Ferry Transportation Company, Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Ownership Notes:
Subsidiary of the Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
317'
Beam:
44'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
1544
Capacity:
28 railroad cars
Final Disposition
Final Location:
North Point, Thunder Bay, Michigan, Lake Huron
Date:
8 Nov 1918
How:
Storm
Final Cargo:
Lumber, chickens
Notes:
Went aground in storm & broke in two, sank for a total loss; no loss of life
History

1895, April 15 Entered service as a railroad car ferry on Lake

Michigan, Peshtigo, Wisconsin to Chicago in tow of tug

J.C.PERRETT

1910 Owned Johnson & Rosch (Rasch?), Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; used for

pulpwood & bulk freights

1918 Owned Kreeton & Company, Drummond Island, Michigan

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

NO.1 (1895, Barge)
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NO.1 (1895, Barge)