EXPERIMENT (1863, Barge)


Year of Build:
1863
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Pigeon River, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Scow; plain head & round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
S. Meladin
Original Owner and Location:
Frank Crawford, Saginaw, MI.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
150.75'
Beam:
32.65'
Depth:
880'
Tonnage (old style):
396 65/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 mi. above Lexington, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
21 Nov 1866
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound Saginaw, MI for Cleveland, OH; she & her towmate SHERIDAN broke loose from their tug & went ashore; both broke up next day.
History

1864 Possibly wrecked Manitowoc, WI.

1865 42.4 gross tons; towed by tug WINSLOW; ran Cleveland - Sandusky.

1866, Nov 21 Wrecked Lake Huron near Lexington, MI.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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EXPERIMENT (1863, Barge)