GROH, MICHAEL (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
17572
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Quayle & Martin
Original Owner and Location:
Michael Groh & Thomas Manning, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
120.4'
Beam:
23.8'
Depth:
8.6'
Tonnage (gross):
289.91
Tonnage (net):
209.74
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Miner's Castle, Pictured Rocks, Munsing, MI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
22 Nov 1995
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Broke in two, lost rudder, washed ashore - 1988 - Not found with side scan sonar off Miner's Castle - F. Stonehoue.
History

1867, Sep 5 Enrolled.

1869, Jun Collision, Lake Michigan.

1869, Jul Collision with L. IRWIN, Lake Michigan.

1872, Apr 25 Collision with schooner S.H. KIMBERLY, Cleveland, OH.

1872, Jul 1 Owned William H. Gifford, et al, Hudson, NY.

1874, May Broke wheel, Detroit River.

1876, Sep 20 Owned Thomas S. Ruddock, et al, Chicago, IL.

1877, Nov 11 Leaking, Lake Michigan.

1878, Mar 16 Owned James S. Wheeler, Chicago.

1879, Aug 23 Owned Samuel R. Martin, Chicago.

1881, Aug Ran Chicago - Whitehall in lumber trade.

1882, May 24 Rebuilt, T. Notter, Muskegon, MI & reboilered; 141.5' x 25.7' x 10.7'; 289.91 gross tons.

1882, Sep Collision with schooner JOHN M. HUTCHINSON.

1883, Nov 9 Ashore at Muskegon, released & taken to Wolf & Davidson's Main Yard at Chicago for repairs.

1888, Sep 26 Owned Henry W. Cook & A.D. Campbell, Michigan City, IN.

1889, Feb 21 Owned Frank Harlow, Chicago.

1890, Mar 13 Owned J.T. Johnson, Sandusky, OH.

1895, Mar 5 Owned L.L. Stoddard & M.W. Lockwoood, Milan, OH.

1895, Nov 22 Stranded, Munsing, MI, Lake Superior.

1895, Nov 25 Abandoned to underwriters.

1895, Nov 30 Salvage attempt by Gillet Towing & Wrecking Co.; tugs F.W. GILLET & W.B. CASTLE.

1896, Mar 5 Documents surrendered at Sandusky, vessel wrecked & 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

GROH, MICHAEL (1867, Steambarge)
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