MAPLEGRANGE C130272

  • Bulk Propeller
  • 60ft
  • 240ft length
  • Amherst Island Graveyard, Lake Ontario

Maplegrange ex Maplehill aka Nipigon 1883 – 1918Dimensions: 194.16ft x 33.75ft x 13.58ft  925 GT 560 NT

NIPIGON Also known as MAPLEHILL or MAPLEGRANGE
Year of Build: 1883
Official Number: 130272
CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP
Built at: St. Clair, MI
Vessel Type: Steambarge
Round stern; diagonal steel strapson frames.
Hull Materials: Wood
Number of Decks:1
Master Carpenter: Simon Langel
lOriginal Owner and Location: David Whitney, Jr., Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
Whitney Transportation Co.POWER
Number of Masts: 3
Propulsion: Screw Engine Type: For-and-Aft Compound Cylinders: 2
Boilers: 1 Propeller: 1
Propulsion Notes:
27 + 44 x 40″, 500hp @ 82rpm engine by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1883.
DIMENSIONS
Length: 191′ Beam: 34′ Depth: 13.7′
Tonnage (gross):626.84 Tonnage (net):540.39
Capacity: 1,150 gross tons or 765,000′ lumber.
FINAL DISPOSITION
Lake Ontario.Date:  1929
How: Dismantled & Scuttled.
HISTORY
Regularly towed barge MELBOURNE.
1883 – Aug 16 Enrolled Detroit, MI.
1887 – Jun Struck Ripley’s Rock, Marquette, MI pier, Lake Superior.
1890 – 10’6″ x 16′, 110# steam, firebox boiler by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1890.
1891 – Apr 14 Owned Whitney Transportation Co., Hamtramck, MI.
1892 – Sep 16 Collided with & sank steamer VIENNA off Whitefish Point, Lake Superior.
1893 – May Ashore Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior.
1896 – Mar 19 Two masts.
1898 – Nov Slightly damaged by fire.
1905 – Mar 18 Owned Marine Transportation Co, Ogdensburg, NY.
1906 – Jul 21 Crashed through 3 Welland Canal gates; stem shattered.
1909 – Two 6′ x 11’6″, 140# steam, firebox boiler by Kingsford Foundry Works, Oswego, NY.
1913 – Mar 1 Owned William J. Harlow, Toledo, OH; purchased from Skilling, Whitney & Barnes Lumber Co, Ogdebnsburg; towed barge MIDDLESEX.
1916 – Apr 14 Owned Max G. Voelker, Buffalo, NY.
1916 – Dec 18 Owned Erie & Montreal Transportation Co, Buffalo.
1917 – Oct 2 Owned William P. Good, New York, NY.
1917 – Nov 12 Owned Otter Navigation Co, New York.
1919 – Oct 2 Renamed MAPLEHILL, C141588; Owned Montreal Transportation Co, QUE, 194.2 x 33.9 x 13.7′; 925 gross / 560 net tons.
1920 – Renamed MAPLEGRANGE.
1925 – Laid up & abandoned.
1929 – Scuttled.

List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion       of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1920                   #

Propeller MAPLEGRANGE.* Official Canadian Number 141588. Built at St. Clair, MI US. in 1883. Of 925 gross tons; 560 tons reg. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by the Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal, Que. 194.2 x 33.9 x 13.7 and of 79 horse power. * Formerly MAPLEHILL and NIPIGON.      

Herman Runge List #

Steam screw NIPIGON.* U. S. No. 130272. Built at St. Clair, Mich., in 1883 by Simon Langell. 194.2 x 33.9 x 13.7* Renamed MAPLEHILL – Canada – [ C 141588]       MAPLEGRANGE – Canada –      

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891       #

            Steam screw NIPIGON.* U. S. No. 130272. Of 626.84 tons gross; 540.39 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich., 1883. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 191.0 x 34.0 x 13.7      

Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships Inland & Coastal. 1809 to 1930. World Ship Society #

Bulk freighter MAPLEHILL. Official Canada No. 141588. Of 925 gross tons. Built St. Clair, Mich. 1883. Became Canadian 1919 and renamed MAPLEHILL. Renamed again 1920 as MAPLEGRANGE. 194 X 34 X 14 DISPOSITION:– Abandoned 1925      

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