BARNUM, WILLIAM H. (1873, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
80342
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Near duplicate of NAHANT (1873)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Springwells Shipyard
Master Carpenter:
James Madison Jones
Original Owner and Location:
A. C. Burt & H. C. Ralph, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine built by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI. 7'4" x 17' boiler built Detroit Locomotive Works.
Dimensions
Length:
218.6'
Beam:
34.8'
Depth:
16.2'
Tonnage (gross):
937.15
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 1/2 miles SE of Mackinac City, 1/2 mile from shore, Straits of Mackinac.
Date:
3 Apr 1894
Final Depth:
55'-74'
How:
Damage from ice caused leaks.
Final Cargo:
55,000 bu. corn
Notes:
1894, May 22 Documents surrendered Detroit "vessel lost, sunk in Straits of Mackinaw." 1963, Jul Wreck found. Rudder on display in St. Ignace.
History

1873, Apr 5 Launched.

1874, Jul 4 Collided with bark S. WATSON off Point Pelee, Lake Erie; sunk, recovered.

1878, Apr 3 Owned Robert P. Fitzgerald, Milwaukee; John Plankinton, Milwaukee; P. D. Armour, Chicago; J. F. Armour, Chicago, IL.

1878-79 Rebuilt, 1,212.51 gross tons.

1879, Dec Repaired.

1883, Apr 14 Owned Robert P. Fitzgerald, John Plankinton, P. D. Armour, Carrie L. Armour, 1058.68 net tons.

1885 218 x 34 x 21', caulked.

1886 Owned Robert P. Fitzgerald, P. D. Armour, Carrie L. Marvin.

1887 Large repairs.

1889, Mar 11 Owned Edward Smith, James J. H. Brown & Joseph B. Rodgers, Buffalo; Ben Birdsall, Detroit; John C. Gauntlett, Ithaca, NY; Charles Goulder, Cleveland.

1890, Sep Struck dock at Pt. Huron in fog, badly damaged.

1892, Feb 5 Owned James T. Kenney, Buffalo; Goulder, Brown, Rodgers, Birdsall, & Gauntlett as above.

1892, May 9 Ashore on Hare Island, Lake Superior.

1893, Apr 6 Owned Brown, Rodgers, Birdsall & Gauntlett as above.

1893, Apr 17 Owned Chas. A. Chamberlain, Detroit; Harris G. Baker, Detroit; B. H. White, Detroit; Birdsall & Gauntlett as above.

1894, Apr 3 Sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

BARNUM, WILLIAM H. (1873, Bulk Freighter)
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BARNUM, WILLIAM H. (1873, Bulk Freighter)