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Registry #1 152550 Registry #2 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1919 Bingamon Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
 
Year Built 1919 Place (nk) Area (nk) Country USA
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 268' x 46.1' x 24'
Builder (nk) Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement 2128
Gross Tonnage 2187 Type 1 Freighter
Registered Tonnage 2187 Type 2 Barge, log
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Engine removed Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1925 she was rebuilt as a log barge Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
 
Owner(s)
In 1919 she was owned by the United States Shipping Commission. In In 1925 she was owed by British Pacific Log Transport Co. (Captain W. Wingate & Associates, Vancouver BC. In 1927-1928 she was owned by Coyle Towing Ltd.
 
Fate Registry closed Date 1929-00-00
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
The barge was equipped with cranes and winches for unloading cargo and was designed to transport logs from the Queen Charlotte Islands to mainland mills during the winter months. Insurance on ordinary log rafts and Davis Rafts was difficult or impossible to obtain during the winter months. On 06/07/1928 she suffered a fire at Muchalat Inlet, Nootka Sound BC. In 1929 she became a breakwater.
 
References
Transportation Safety Board of Canada (1993); Heal, S.C. (2002); The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (Page 3361); List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia and Coastal Waters Since 1897 (undated manuscript document);
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2011-09-10

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