HURON CITY (1867, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1867
Official Number:
11579
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: Houses aft.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George Fordham
Original Owner and Location:
R.B. & Langdon Hubbard, Sandusky, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
26 x 28", 291hp engine by Klotz & Kramer.
Dimensions
Length:
167.8'
Beam:
29'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
368.81
Tonnage (net):
277.33
Capacity:
300m. lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Sandwich (Windsor), ONT.
Detroit River.
Date:
21 Sep 1917
How:
Sank.
Notes:
May have burned; broken up at Sandwich. 1918, May 24 Documents surrendered; stripped & abandoned.
History

1867, May Laid down & launched as WETOBECOOK.

1867, Jun 14 Enrolled Sandusky, OH as HURON CITY.

1867, Nov Sunk Sandusky, Lake Erie.

1869, May Broke machinery, Willow Creek, Lake Huron.

1871 Repaired, Clark's Dry Dock, Detroit, MI.

1880, Apr 2 Owned Watson & R.B. Hubbard.

1881, Apr 11 Owned William W. Tyler, Buffalo, NY, et al.

1881, May Holed & banked near Courtright, ONT.

1882, Sep 25 Holed on Eagle Harbor reef, Lake Superior, with coal & powder, leaking badly; released two days later.

1883 Ran Buffalo, NY - Duluth, MN towing WENONA & SAM FLINT with coal & ore.

1884, May 1 Owned Wilfred Campbell, E. Saginaw, MI; rebuilt steel arches inside frames, 2 masts, pilothouse forward.

1885 Towed YANKEE & CHARLES DAVIS Duluth - Saginaw in lumber trade.

1886, Mar 18 Owned Angus McDougall et al, Buffalo, NY.

1886, Jul Repaired tow post, Duluth, MN.

1887, Mar 21 Owned Charles H. Cook & William C. Wilson, Michigan City, IN.

1888 Rebuilt J. Mathews firebox boiler 9 x 15' at 100# steam, iron lined boiler house at South Bend, IN.

1890, May 24 Owned Indiana Transit Co., William C. Wilson, president; often towed barges BAY CITY, WAND & LILY MAY.

1892, Apr 6 Owned E.C. Recor, St. Clair, MI, et al.

1892, Jun 8 Owned Albert Meswald, Marine City, MI, et al.

1892, Jul 31 Disabled machinery off Whitefish Point; lumber laden for Michigan City, IN.

1893, Apr 26 Owned J.E. Strachan, Detroit, et al.

1893, Oct Ashore on rocks Portage entry, Lake Superior.

1894, Apr 3 Owned Charles A. Chamberlin, Detroit, et al.

1896 Engine rebuilt 18 + 38 x 28", 325hp at 85rpm steeple compound by Samuel F. Hodge Co., Detroit.

1902 Carried 500 tons cargo.

1905, Sep 20 Owned Harris W. Baker, Detroit; rebuilt as wrecking steamer.

1906, Aug 14 Carried record cargo 24,150 cedar post to Tonawanda, NY.

1907, Feb 4 Owned Mud Lake Lumber Co, Raber, MI, Marquette District.

1907, Sep 2 Sunk in collision with steamer JAMES S. DUNHAM, St. Clair River below Port Huron, MI.

1914, Mar 3 Owned J.E. Reynolds, Port Huron & Daniel McCarron.

1917, Sep 21 Sunk, Detroit River.

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

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