SWAIN, MARTIN (1881, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
91308
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: wrecking tug
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
J. M. Jones
Original Owner:
S. B. Grummond
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
123.8'
Beam:
25.9'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (gross):
285.39
Tonnage (net):
211.19
Final Disposition
Final Location:
St. Mary's River above Detour, MI
Lake Huron
Date:
7 Dec 1898
Final Depth:
20'
How:
burned
Notes:
1 life lost 1902 Removed
History

1881, Mar Ran on S. B. Grummond Line; named for flambouyant Detroit wrecking Captain.

1881, Sep 27 Sunk, collision with propeller JAY GOULD, had schooners MARIA MARTIN and MARENGO in tow near Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River.

1881, Oct 7 Raised; drydocked Spring Wells, MI.

1883, Nov Damaged in collision with propeller TOLEDO while moored, Detour, MI.

1891, Jun Towed schooners KATE WINSLOW, DAUNTLESS, MARY, GANGES and A. BOODY, biggest tow of the season.

1898, Dec 7 Burned Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

SWAIN, MARTIN (1881, Tug (Towboat))
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SWAIN, MARTIN (1881, Tug (Towboat))