NO.2 (1895, Barge)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
67314
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Railroad carferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Lake Michigan Carferry Transportation Company, Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Ownership Notes:
Subsidiary of the Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
309.9'
Beam:
44.2'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
1548
Tonnage (net):
1462
Capacity:
28 railroad cars
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago Harbor, Lake Michigan
Date:
6 Sep 1906
How:
Capsized
Final Cargo:
Railroad cars
Notes:
Capsized in harbor because of faulty loading, sank in yacht basin Raised in spring, 1907, towed out into Lake, scuttled & dynamited Loss of 3 lives
History

1898, April 15 Entered service as a railroad car ferry on Lake

Michigan, Peshtigo, Wisconsin to South Chicago,

Illinois in tow of tug J.C.PERRETT

1904, June In collision in fog on Lake Michigan; repaired at

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

1906, June Collided with railroad bridge at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin;

damage to superstructure; repaired

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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NO.2 (1895, Barge)