NEWAYGO (1890, Steambarge)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
130488
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Marine City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Note: One stack, diagonal straps, steel boiler house, steam pumps.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Alex Anderson
Master Carpenter:
Alex Anderson
Original Owner and Location:
Mills Transportation Co., Marysville, MI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
23 + 46 x 42", 685hp at 80rpm engine by Frontier Engine Works. 10 x 16' at 120 pounds steam firebox boiler by Love & Schofield, Port Huron, MI (1890).
Dimensions
Length:
196'
Beam:
37.2'
Depth:
13.4'
Tonnage (gross):
906.26
Tonnage (net):
697.81
Capacity:
1350 tons 850,000' lumber
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Devil's Island, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
16 Nov 1903
Final Depth:
30'
How:
Stranded.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound Cleveland, OH - French River, ONT, stranded in a blizzard-gale; subsequent storms tore her to pieces; had been towing barge CHECOTAH.
History

1890, Jul 17 Launched Marine City, MI.

1890, Aug 5 Enrolled Port Huron, MI; towed barges CHECOTAH & ALEX ANDERSON in iron ore & lumber trade.

1892, Sep Towed J.D.SAWYER.

1893, May Ran Duluth - Bay City with 800,000' lumber.

1893, Sep Sprang leak; repaired Duluth, MN.

1895, Aug 30 Aground Germania Park, Niagara River; released.

1898, Aug 18 Aground with ore on Strawberry Island in Niagara River; released by tugs GEE & BABCOCK.

1901, Sep Towed by J.R.EDWARDS.

1903, Nov 17 Stranded, Lake Huron.

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

NEWAYGO (1890, Steambarge)
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NEWAYGO (1890, Steambarge)