ISABELLA BOYCE U100445

  • Sandsucker
  • 10ffw 3m
  • 138ft length
  • Middle Bass Island, lake Erie
  • 41 41.830    82 46.505

Chronological History #

  • 1889 Owned J. Boyce
  • 1900 Owned Kelley’s Island Line & Tranport Co
  • 1905 Owned J.C. Pringle
  • 1915 Owned W. McFadden, E.F. Lundwell, & River Rouge Sand Co; rebuilt as sandsucker by Empire Shipbuilding Co., Buffalo, NY
  • 1916 Owned Interlake Sand & Gravel Co
  • 1917 Burned off Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie

C. Patrick Labadie Ship File #

  • ISABELLA J. BOYCE (1889, Steambarge)100446
  • Built at:Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
  • Vessel Type: Steambarge Additional vessel types: Dredge
  • Hull Materials: Wood Hull Number: 317 Builder Name: Burger & Burger
  • Original Owner: J. Boyce
  • Screw Engine Type: Fore & Aft Compound 19″-32″, 26″ stroke#
  • Boilers:1 firebox Propulsion
  • Notes:425 hp; engine and boiler built by Wilson & Hendrie, 1889
  • Length:138’Beam:30’Depth:11’Tonnage (gross):368Tonnage (net):317
  • Final Location: Off Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie Date:6 Jun 1917 How:Burned

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Loss of American Vessels Reported during 1917 
      Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. for 1917  #

BOYCE, ISABELLA J. Steam propeller, official U. S. Number 100446, built 1889, of 368 Gross Tons. On June 16, 1917, with 11 persons on board, vessel burned off Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie. No lives were lost but vessel classed as a total loss. 

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895  #

Steam screw ISABELLA J. BOYCE. U. S. No. 100446. Of 368.28 tons gross; 316.95 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis, 1889. Home port, Grand haven, Mich. 138.0 x 29.6 x 11.0 280 estimated Nominal horsepower. 

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