CHRISTIE, T.S. (1885, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
145402
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
W. Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F. W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Bay City & Cleveland Trans. Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19 & 36 x 30", 300hp @ 92rpm engine, Christie & DeGraff, Detroit. 90" x 16', 95# firebox boiler, Buhl Iron Works, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
160'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
19' 6"
Tonnage (gross):
533.39
Tonnage (net):
408.52
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Barr Creek, N of Manistee, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
7 Nov 1933
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Cordwood.
Notes:
Stranded in blizzard, broke back & went to pieces; crew safe.
History

1885, May 2 Enrolled Detroit as new vessel, owned Bay City & Cleveland Transportion Co., Detroit.

1886, Apr 14 Owned Frank B. Wallace, et al, Detroit; readmeasured 769.05 gross / 516.01 net tons.

1888 Owned Edwin L. Thompson, Detroit.

1889 Owned Cunningham et al, Detroit; two decks & three masts.

1889, Nov 8 Enrolled Milwaukee, owned Peter Peterson, et al, Green Bay, WI.

1902 Owned P. Larson et al, Chicago.

1902, Apr 1 Enrolled Chicago; rebuilt & readmeasured at Toledo, 1 deck, 2 masts; 517.65 gross / 471.16 net tons; owned George Engelking, et al, Chicago.

1906, Oct 10 Owned Herman H. Hettler Lumber Co., Chicago.

1925, Jan 15 Rebuilt at Sturgeon Bay, WI.

1932 Owned Marinette Transportation Co., Marinette, WI.

1933, Nov 21 Documents surrendered, vessel stranded; total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
Great Lakes Register
John O. Greenwood
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
Lorne Joyce
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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