TWILIGHT (1864, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
24508
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles E. Owen
Original Owner and Location:
Charles E. Poole et al, Algonac
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
Dimensions
Length:
96' 8"
Beam:
21' 11"
Depth:
6' 6"
Tonnage (old style):
125 18/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Canadian shore between Goderich & St. Clair.
Lake Huron.
Date:
15 Nov 1871
Final Depth:
36'
How:
Sunk.
Notes:
6 of 8 lives lost.
History

1865 Readmeasured, 98 x 22 x 6.7', 185.18 gross tons; steam scow.

1867, Apr 27 Owned C. Chamberlain et al, Algonac, MI; steambarge.

1868, Jul 27 Owned C.L. Poole et al, Algonac.

1868, Nov 5 Engines removed; rebuilt as barge; owned Michael Dawson et al, Portsmouth, MI; 95.5 x 21.7 x 6.4', 105.71 gross tons.

1869, Sep 21 Owned Michael Dawson, Portsmouth.

1870, Apr 16 Owned Ester Worden, Saginaw, MI.

1870, Aug 1 Owned George H. Stewart, Saginaw.

1870, Aug 23 Owned George H. Stewart et al, Saginaw.

1871, Oct 18 Stranded with 4 consort barges at Port Austin Reef in tow of tug DISPATCH (1856); All 5 barges drifted to Canadian shore.

1871, Oct 26 Ashore 5 miles below Kencardine, ONT.

1871, Nov 15 Sank 2 miles off shore, Lake Huron.

1879, jan 14 Enrollment surrendered, Port Huron, MI.

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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TWILIGHT (1864, Steambarge)