NIKO (1889, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
130439
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Trenton, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
38
Builder Name:
Craig Shipbuilding Co.
Original Owner and Location:
John Craig, Trenton.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24" & 46" x 40", 455hp @ 8rpm engine, Dry Dock engine Works, Detroit, 1889. 10' 10" x 12', 125psi scotch boiler, Dry Dock Engine Works.
Dimensions
Length:
189'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
782.22
Tonnage (net):
684.80
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Gardin Island in Beaver Group.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
2 Nov 1924
How:
Foundered in gale.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound for Manistique, MI, foundered & sank in a gale, crew rescued by barge in tow C.E.REDFERN.
History

1889, Apr 29 Enrolled Detroit.

1889, May 6 Owned Andrew W. Comstock et al, Alpena, MI.

1890, Apr 11 Rebuilt, 2 decks, 3 masts, 1,036.61 gross / 929.32 net tons; towed CHURCHILL.

1890, Nov Broken crank pin near Keweenaw Point.

1892,Apr 12 Owned Ward Transportation Co, Chicago, IL; towed barges in coal service to Superior, WI.

1895, Aug 30 Collision with steamer NEWAYGO, Niagara River.

1898, May Collision with Chicago bridge.

1898, Oct Sprang leak, Keweenaw Peninsula.

1899, Mar 30 Rebuilt & remeasured, Chicago; 2 masts 189' x 35.2' x 13', 814 gross / 658 net tons; towed ANNIE M. PETERSON & JAMES G. BLAINE in lumber trade.

1901 Towed WAYNE & S.F. MARVIN.

1909, Sep 20 Owned Edward Hines, Chicago.

1915, Jun 23 Owned Hamilton Transportation Co, Michigan City, IN.

1924, Oct 6 Owned Edward Hines Lumber Co, Chicago.

1924, Nov 2 Foundered, Lake Michigan.

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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NIKO (1889, Steambarge)