NOBLE, BENJAMIN (1909, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1909
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
178
Builder Name:
Detroit Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Capitol Transportation Co., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
17 + 27 1/2 + 46 x 36", 800hp engine. 11.5 x 15' scotch boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
239.2'
Beam:
42.2'
Depth:
18.8'
Tonnage (gross):
1481
Tonnage (net):
887
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Two Harbors, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
27 Apr 1914
Final Depth:
400' +
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
2,951 tons steel rails.
Notes:
Bound Conneaut, OH - Duluth, MN, sank in storm; all 19/20 lost. Oct 31, 2004 Wreck discovered.
History

Only example of steel steambarge; built to carry pulpwood & lumber in bulk & to navigate locks; later coal & railroad steel.

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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NOBLE, BENJAMIN (1909, Steambarge)