CONSTITUTION (1897, Barge)


Year of Build:
1897
Official Number:
127175
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Superior, WI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Transverse framing.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
140
Builder Name:
American Steel Barge Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Pickands, Mather & Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
379'
Beam:
44.1'
Depth:
22.2'
Tonnage (gross):
3231
Tonnage (net):
2997
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Rameys Bend, Welland Canal.
Date:
  1968
How:
Scrapped.
History

1897, Apr 21 Launched.

1898 Towed by VICTORY.

1905 Lengthened 438' x 44.1' x 22.2', 3862 gross tons, Superior, WI.

1906, Apr Collision with Interstate Bridge.

1913 Owned Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH, managed by Pickards, Mather & Co.

1922 Owned Pringle Barge Line, Cleveland.

1926 Rebuilt as self-unloader by Interlake Engine Works, 451.7' x 44.2' x 22.3', 3832 gross tons, Cleveland.

1930 Owned Pringle Barge Line Co., Cleveland.

1957 Owned Oglebay Norton Co, Cleveland.

1967, Oct 3 Owned Marine Salvage Ltd, Port Colborne, ONT.

1968 Scrapped Rameys Bend, Welland Canal.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
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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