KALAMAZOO (1888, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
14474
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Fruit trade.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John B. Martel
Original Owner and Location:
Wallace B. Griffin, et.al., Saugatuck, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Propulsion Notes:
Engine by H. Blocker, Grand Haven.
Dimensions
Length:
115.9'
Beam:
24'
Depth:
9.4'
Tonnage (gross):
210.78
Tonnage (net):
165.52
Capacity:
175 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Michigan, between Chicago & Saugatuck.
Date:
25 May 1892
Final Depth:
about 500 feet
How:
Collision.
Final Cargo:
Passengers.
Notes:
Struck by propeller PILGRIM in fog. Passengers & crew taken aboard PILGRIM & KALAMAZOO taken in tow; sank 6 hours later.
History

1888, Jul 7 Launched.

1888, Aug 8 Enrolled, Grand Haven, MI.

1889 Rebuilt for pasenger & freight trade, 125.9 x 24 x 9.1', 288 gross tons, 244 net tons.

1889 Douglas, Saugatuck & Chicago route.

1889 Enrolled, Grand Haven, 188.98 gross tons, 143.72 net tons.

1890, Apr Grounded Kalamazoo River, Saugatuck; later released.

1892 Holland, MI & Chicago route through resort season & Saugatuck, Douglas, Pier Cove (MI) & Chicago & Milwaukee, WI route for fruit trade.

1892, May 25 Sank.

1892, June 3 Documents surrendered, Grand Haven.

1892, Sep 15 PILGRIM surrendered to owners of KALAMAZOO after government hearing - Captain & Mate of both vessels had licenses revoked for running full speed in fog.

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

KALAMAZOO (1888, Steambarge)
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KALAMAZOO (1888, Steambarge)