HEATH, G.P. (1872, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
85216
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
A. McMillan
Master Carpenter:
Geo. Madison
Original Owner and Location:
G.P. Heath, Saugatuck, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
2 - 12 x 12" stroke engines.
Dimensions
Length:
96.8'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
6.4'
Tonnage (gross):
72.56
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sheboygan, WI
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 May 1887
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Hay.
Notes:
Bound Chicago, IL - Kewaunee, WI, fire started in cargo; 1 - 3 lives lost. 1887, May 4 Documents surrendered.
History

1872, Aug 10 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI; ran Saugatuck - Chicago.

1876, Apr 15 Owned R.C. Brittain, Saugatuck, MI.

1877, Jun Caught fire, Lake Michigan; extinguished by crew.

1878, Mar 15 Enrolled Chicago, same owner, Waukegan, IL.

1878, May 2 Enrolled Grand Haven, same owner, Saugatuck.

1878, Sep 23 Damaged in Lake Michigan gale.

1879, Apr Ashore Saugatuck in storm; released & repaired at Saugatuck.

1880, Sep 15 Rebuilt, readmeasured 94.8 x 21.3 x 8.1', 135.46 gross tons, engine replaced with one 18 x 18" stroke single screw.

1881, Sep 17 Owned R.C. Brittain, et al, Saugatuck.

1882, Aug 28 Same owner, readmeasured 135.46 gross / 116.69 net tons.

1883, Oct Broke machinery, Lake Michigan.

1886, Jan 6 Owned Frank C. Eickmeyer et al, Sheboygan, WI; rig change to 1 mast.

1887, Mar 10 Owned Frank Geele et al, Sheboygan.

1887, May 4 Burned, Lake 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

HEATH, G.P. (1872, Steambarge)
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HEATH, G.P. (1872, Steambarge)