Vessel Name
B. F. Wade 
Vessel Type
Propeller (1862-1875); Barge (1875-1875) 
Nationality
American (1862-1875) 
Year Built
1862 
Place Built
Newport, Michigan 
Launch Date
 
Official Number
U.S.- 2156 Undocumented (1875- ) 
Builder Name
Jacob L. Wolverton 
Hull Type
Wood 
Number of Masts
1 (1862) 
Bow Type
Plain Head 
Major Repairs
 
Rebuilt
 
Other Names
  
Record Number
27311 
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Number Date District Type Reason for Issuance Surrendered
18610-8-1862DetroitPENew VesselChicago 10-15-1863
1410-15-1863ChicagoTRLicense ExpiredDetroit 4-13-1864
474-13-1864DetroitPETR SurrenderedDetroit 4-17-1865
414-17-1865DetroitPERemeasured (Readmeasured)Detroit 4-28-1866
794-28-1866DetroitPEChanged Owner
Chicago 4-14-1868
34-14-1868ChicagoTRLicense ExpiredDetroit 4-23-1869
524-23-1869DetroitPEArrived at Home PortDetroit 6-30-1875
(Vessel Abandoned)
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Gross Net Registered Year
715 + 70/95-1862
"1,256.10"-1865
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"a. Propeller, B. F. Wade (1862-1875)"

"b. Barge, B. F. Wade (1875-1875)"

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Length Width Depth Year
218'31'11'-1862
146'35'11'-1865
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"Goldsmith, L. B., (1862-1865); Snow, J. F., (1866); Gilles, Archebald, (1868); Mills, A., (1869); "

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"Brindle, F., (1862); Goldsmith, L. B., (1863); Mayhue, F., (1864); Ward, E. B., (1864); Mayhew, Florence, (1865); Pridgeon, J., (1866-1869); Pridgeon, John, (1866); Muskegon Boom Company, (1875); Independent Tug Company, (John Mills & Thomas Barry), (1875); "

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"1. 7/00/1869, damaged her upper works in a collision, (Schooner, Lookout) and repaired; 2. 8/00/1869, Lake Huron, sprang a leak and repaired; 3. 9/00/1870, Lake Michigan, carried away her shoe in a storm and replaced, $500 loss; 4. 7/7/1872, Waukegan, Lake Michigan, ashore and released, $350 loss;,"

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"Hull was sold to Muskegon Boom company for converfsion to a floating dry dock; Resold to Independent Tug Company and towed to Chicago from Muskegon on 6/4/1896; Machinery: Engine removed in the winter of 1874-1875, and placed in the Propeller, John Pridgeon, Jr. (U.S.- 75756); Lytle-Holdcamper says she was abandoned in 1875;"

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"1. Master Abstracts; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; 2. Enrollment; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; 3. John Poole's notes; 4. Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes, (1863-1873), Record Group 26, Records of the United States Coast Guard: 5. Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States, 1790-1868; (The Lytle-Holdcamper List); 6. Captain J. W. Hall, Marine Disasters on the Western Lakes during 1869: 7. Wright's Master Sheet;"