STEPHENSON, I. WATSON (1895, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
100597
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: "Cabin, dining room, gallery on top of after enclosed space", steel chord & diagonal strap framing, steel boiler-house; duplicate of MINNIE E. KELTON; electric lights
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
107
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Company
Master Carpenter:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Stephenson Transportation Company, Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 + 36 x 32", 495hp at 97 or 100rpm engine built by F.W. Wheeler & Company, Bay City, Michigan, 1895 11'6" x 12', 135 pounds steam, scotch boiler built by Cleveland Shipbuilding Company
Dimensions
Length:
172'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
11.9'
Tonnage (gross):
639.26
Tonnage (net):
501.08
Capacity:
725,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Stadium Yacht Basin, Cleveland, Ohio, Lake Erie
Date:
 Jul 1935
How:
Scuttled as breakwater
Notes:
1936, March 31 Hulk burned & dock built over
History

1895, May 11 Launched; Lake Michigan & Lake Superior lumber trade

1898, August 23 Grounded & struck by towbarge ADVANCE, Sturgeon Bay,

Lake Michigan

1905 Chartered, Hines Lumber Company

1911, March Rebuilt, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; one 11'6" x 12', 150

pounds steam, scotch boiler by Manitowoc Boiler Works,

Wisconsin, 1910

1920 Rebuilt

1923, February 27 Owned Nessen Transportation Company, Manistee,

Michigan

1926, March 25 Owned Saginaw Bay Company (Northern Ohio Lumber &

Timber Company), Cleveland, Ohio

1933 Owned The Boom Boiler & Welding Company; engine & boiler removed,

Cleveland

1935, May 31 Documents surrendered; abandoned

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

STEPHENSON, I. WATSON (1895, Steambarge)
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STEPHENSON, I. WATSON (1895, Steambarge)