COMMERCE (1878, Other)


Year of Build:
1878
Official Number:
125645
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Other
Note: Steam scow or harbor lighter.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wm. Aylward
Original Owner and Location:
John Rossiter, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sternwheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
12" x 10" engine, 140hp, 160rpm by Vulcan Iron Works, Toledo, OH, 1878. 4'6" x 8' firebox boiler, 80# steam, Donaldson & Co., Buffalo, NY 1873. 2 wheels, port & starboard.
Dimensions
Length:
99'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (gross):
112.86
Tonnage (net):
98.72
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toledo, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1931
How:
Abandoned.
History

1884, May 10 Owned Gertie May Doville & James McNelly, Toledo, OH.

1885, May 5 Owned Gertie May Doville et al, Toledo.

1889, Oct 12 Sank at Toledo.

1890, Jun 3 Rebuilt, Toledo.

1900, Jul 19 Sank, documents lost.

1907, Aug 20 Owned Doville Lake Sand & Gravel Co., Toledo.

1910, Mar 28 Rebuilt, Toledo, as screw steam dredge by Egbert Doville; dimensions & tonnage unchanged.

1930, Oct 15 Documents surrendered, Toledo; "Abandoned, vessel dismantled, is without power, not masted".

1931 Laid up.

1937 Still listed in Doville fleet.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
List of Merchant Vessels of the United States
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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

COMMERCE (1878, Other)
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COMMERCE (1878, Other)