ARNOLD, B.W. (1885, Steambarge)
Identification
Year of Build:
1885
Official Number:
3333
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner and Location:
Mills Transportation Co., Marysville, MI
Power
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
202.3'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
13.2'
Tonnage (gross):
944.30
Tonnage (net):
673.56
Final Disposition
Final Location:
7 mile W, Portage Lake ship canal.
Lake Superior.
Date:
21 Nov 1896
How:
Burned.
Final Cargo:
Coke.
Notes:
1896, Nov 21 15 crew fled to tow barge JAMES MOWATT after attempts to save ship failed; bound Port Huron to Duluth.
History

1885, Sep 12 Enrolled Pt. Huron, MI.

1893, Oct 14 Towed schooner JAMES D. SAWYER, lost her during storm in Beaver Islands.

1896, Nov 21 Burned.

1896, Nov 30 Documents surrendered, owned Mills Transportation Co.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Donald V. Baut
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:tbrc@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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ARNOLD, B.W. (1885, Steambarge)