NEW ERA (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
18467
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Eastmanville, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Henry A.Pike
Original Owner and Location:
Galen Eastman, Grand Haven, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
36 x 36" engine, to H.S.PICKANDS in 1884. Upright boiler. 9.5' wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
126.1'
Beam:
22.4'
Depth:
10.4'
Tonnage (gross):
335.3
Tonnage (net):
191.73
Final Disposition
Date:
12 Sep 1894
How:
Abandoned.
History

1867, Aug Machinery installed Chicago, IL.

1867, Sep 4 Enrolled Grand Haven, Michigan; towed barges for lumber trade, west Michigan ports to Chicago.

1867, Oct Lost barge PACIFIC (1848) in gale, which wrecked.

1867, Oct Daily Line Chicago to Grand Haven, Muskegon & Pere Marquette.

1868, Nov 6 Lost tow of barge MAY QUEEN, which sank in Lake Michigan.

1869 No mast.

1872, Apr 24 Owned Edward P. & Thomas W. Ferry, Grand Haven.

1874 Towed largest raft across Lake Michigan; 1,500,000' Manistee, Michigan - Chicago, IL.

1874, Sep 1 Owned E.P. Perry, Thomas W. Kirby, John Furlong & H. Boyce, Grand Haven.

1875, Aug Lost tow of raft of 720,000 logs off Whitehall, MI.

1876 Repaired.

1880, Mar 22 Owned Michigan Barque Line Co, Grand Haven.

1884 Engine to H.S. PICKANDS; new engine from tug TRADER (1865).

1886, Jun 2 Rebuilt, 2 masts, 220.5 gross/165.61 net tons; owned Grace Patterson & Elizabeth Myers, Stronach, MI.

1887, Apr 16 Owned John Saveland, F.C. Maxon & M.O. Parker, Milwaukee, WI; towed iron barge GRACE GRUMMOND.

1887, Nov 25 Burned off Milwaukee, WI.

1894, Sept 12 Abandoned.

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

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NEW ERA (1867, Steambarge)