IRON CHIEF (1881, Schooner-barge)
Identification
Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
100287
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner-barge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
51
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Company
Master Carpenter:
John C. Parker
Original Owner and Location:
Detroit Transportation Company, Detroit, MI.
Power
Number of Masts:
4
Dimensions
Length:
212.33'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
17.5'
Tonnage (gross):
1112.77
Final Disposition
Final Location:
6 miles off Point aux Barques.
Lake Huron.
Date:
3 Oct 1904
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Coal.
Notes:
Bound for Fort William, ONT, broke stern pipe in heavy sea, filled & sank; crew rescued by steamer ANDREW CARNEGIE; consort IRON CLIFF sailed safely to Alpena. 1904, Oct 14 Documents surrendered Cleveland, OH.
History

1881, Jul 19 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1882, Apr 22 Converted to propeller at Detroit; fitted with steeple compound engine, 22" x 48" x 36", by Christie & DeGraff, Frontier Iron Works, Detroit; also 10' x 16' firebox boiler, 100 pounds steam by Desotelle & Hutton, Detroit; 1154.08 gross / 1966.04 net tons.

1884, May 8 Ashore near Geneva, OH, breaking her wheel, pulled off by

tug RED CLOUD.

1889, Aug 2 Broke low pressure cylinder off Port Sanilac, Lake Huron.

1889, Aug 4 Owned James Corrigan, Wickliffe, OH.

1890 Towed IRON STATE & IRON CITY.

1892 Towed IRON CLIFF.

1904, Oct 3 Sank off Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron.

1904, Oct 14 Documents surrendered, Cleveland, OH.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email:specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188
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IRON CHIEF (1881, Schooner-barge)