COLWELL, GEORGE L. (1880, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
85629
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
P.B. Hitchcock
Original Owner and Location:
George L. Colwell, Harrisville, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Steeple Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 + 30 x 36" engine, David Bell, noted as old machinery when built.
Dimensions
Length:
154.2'
Beam:
30.7'
Depth:
10.9'
Tonnage (gross):
490.69
Tonnage (net):
416.40
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Atlantic Ocean off Cape Romain, SC.
Date:
30 Oct 1899
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
History

1880, Jul 13 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1881 Towed barges to AuSable, Oscoda & Cleveland in lumber trade.

1884, Jul 10 Owned George L. Colwell, Detroit & B.S. Colwell, Portville, NY; new machinery this year.

1887, Apr 2 Owned Farwell Transportation Co; towed barges D.P. DOBBINS & OGARITA in lumber trade Menominee, MI - Buffalo, NY or Tonawanda, NY.

1887, Jun Chartered by Potts Lumber for season, Tawas, MI - Buffalo, NY.

1887 Broke wheel, Cheboygan, MI, Lake Huron.

1889, Jul Collision with schooner HOME below Port Huron, MI.

1890, Jul Machinery failure at Point Au Pelee, Lake Erie.

1891, Oct Ashore Sand Point.

1894, Oct 15 Wrecked Deer Park, MI, Lake Superior, lumber laden; recovered.

1895 Dismantled, made a barge at Springwells, MI (Detroit area); machinery went into GEORGE FARWELL; 2 masts 454.63 gross tons, 431.19 net tons; owned Jessie A. Van Slyke, Detroit.

1896, May Aground on Peshtigo Reef, Lake Michigan; released, repaired at Manitowoc, WI.

1897, Oct 26 Re-powered with engine & boiler of steamer AD HAYWARD; 34 x 36" NPNC engine by Bloecker, Grand Haven, MI; one 8'6" x 14', 100# steam firebox boiler.

1898, Jun 8 1 mast 447.85 gross tons / 371.08 net tons.

1899, Jun 30 Owned Yellow Pine Co, New Jersey.

1899, Oct 30 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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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COLWELL, GEORGE L. (1880, Steambarge)