PARKS, O. E. (1891, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
155208
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ralph C. Brittain
Master Carpenter:
James L. Elliot
Original Owner and Location:
Ralph C. Brittain et al, Saugatuck, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 + 32 x 24, 275hp @ 112rpm engine built by Henry Bloecker Iron Works, Grand Haven, MI, 1891. 7' 6" x 12', 120# steam, firebox boiler built by Johnson Bros., Ferrysburg. 7' 6" wheel.
Dimensions
Length:
134.4'
Beam:
27.7'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (gross):
392.65
Tonnage (net):
289.12
Capacity:
400,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
off Thunder Bay Island,
Lake Huron.
Date:
3 May 1929
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Wood
Notes:
crew rescued
History

1891, Aug 5 Launched.

1892, Jun Collided with schooner GEORGE W. WESCOTT, Milwaukee Harbor, WI, Lake Michgian.

1903, May 4 Owned Colborn Navigation Co., Michigan City, IN.

1910, Apr 7 Owned J. H. Lutz et al, Michigan City.

1917, Apr 2 Owned Kreetan Co., Johnswood, MI.

1927, Sep 17 Converted to barge; 392.6 gross & net tons; owned Samuek Shields & Earl Weston, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1928-29, Winter Diesel engine.

1928, Feb 25 Owned Samuel Shields, Sault Ste. Marie.

1929, May 3 Foundered.

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

PARKS, O. E. (1891, Steambarge)
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PARKS, O. E. (1891, Steambarge)