DOUGLAS (1882, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
157064
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John B. Martel
Original Owner and Location:
R. M. Moore, F. Purdy & C. McVea, Saugatuck, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 22", 260hp @ 100rpm engine, Grand Haven Iron Works, Grand Haven, MI (1882). 6' 8" x 14' 6" firebox boiler, 85# steam, Johnston Brothers Boiler Works, Ferrysburg. (1882)
Dimensions
Length:
120.2'
Beam:
22.9'
Depth:
8.7'
Tonnage (gross):
278.96
Tonnage (net):
225.96
Capacity:
250,000 feet lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit District.
Date:
  1920
How:
Abandoned.
History

Named for Village of Douglas, MI.

1882, Apr 24 Inspected & enrolled Grand Haven, MI.

1882, Oct 6 Owned R. M. Moore & Philetus Purdy, Saugatuck, MI.

1883 Ran Chicago, Saugatuck & Douglas.

1883, Sep 24 Grounded near Saugatuck.

1886 Rebuilt; 2 decks; passenger & package freight; 225 tons; owned Thompson Line, St. Clair, MI.

1889, Dec 16 Owned R. B. & Lewis McElroy, McElroy Transportation Co., Milwaukee, WI; ran Milwaukee & Muskegon; ran Milwaukee - Muskegon.

1892, Jun 12 Collision with & sinking of ALICE E. WILDS off Milwaukee, WI.

1894, Apr 16 Enrolled Marquette; owned Soo Line Railroad Co.; F. D. Underwood, president; may have run Gladstone - Menominee, MI.

1895, Apr 8 Owned John S. Thompson, St. Clair, MI, Cleveland & Oscoda Transportation Co.; Thompson Line with PILGRIM; ran Detroit & St. Clair River to North Lake Huron ports through 1900.

1901 Rebuilt, Marine City or St. Clair as steam barge carring lumber; cabin's removed; 230.46 gross / 123.21 net tons; capacity 200,000 feet lumber.

1907, Jul 31 Grounded Walpole Island, Detroit River.

1907, Oct 31 Sank Lake St. Clair; raised following Mar by Harris Baker.

1908, Sep 25 Owned Harris W. Baker, Detroit, MI.

1914, Apr 16 Owned John Ginzel, Wyandotte; sand & gravel work.

1916 Laid up.

1920, Mar 30 Abandoned, Detroit District.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
Emerson H. Knack
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Ed Middleton
Milwaukee Public Library
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Loudon G. Wilson
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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