The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A Monster Steam Barge
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 1 Aug 1883

Full Text
A Monster Steam Barge

The monster steam barge James Davidson, of St. Clair, arrived here to day light from Kingston. The Davidson is one of the largest of the upper lake fleet of steam barges and has a carrying capacity of seventy-five thousand bushels. She is 230 feet long, 37 feet beam and 20 feet deep. She is double decked and arched, and a strong as wood and iron can make her. The Davidson brought 65,000 bushels of wheat to Kingston and ran short 150 bushels, the largest shortage she has ever had. She is commanded by Capt. H.G. McQueen, one of the best of lake sailors. The Davidson is loading 1,200 tons of coal at the N.Y. O. & W. Trestle to-day for Chicago and will probably leave to-night.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
1 Aug 1883
Corporate Name(s):
McQueen, H. G.
Richard Palmer
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.28032 Longitude: -76.0181549523926
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

A Monster Steam Barge