SMITH, THOMAS H. (1881, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
145284
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Rand & Burger
Original Owner and Location:
Leatham & Smith, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
130.5'
Beam:
27.6'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (gross):
281
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 mi. n.e. of Racine, WI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Nov 1893
How:
Collision.
Notes:
Collided in dense fog with propeller ARTHUR ORR; sank fast; boiler exploded destroying tug; total loss, all crew safe.
History

1881, Dec Enrolled Milwaukee, WI;; used for towing barges loaded with stone.

1882 Sturgeon Bay & Chicago lumber trade.

1892 Owned Leatham & Smith Towing & Wrecking Co., Sturgeon Bay.

1893, Nov 11 Collided & sank.

1893, Dec 31 Documents surrendered Milwaukee; total loss.

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

SMITH, THOMAS H. (1881, Steambarge)
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SMITH, THOMAS H. (1881, Steambarge)