ARCTIC (1881, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
106040
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Manitowoc, WI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Rand & Burger
Master Carpenter:
H.B. & G. B. Burger
Original Owner and Location:
Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 1/8 x 18" 285 hp @115 rpm, non-condensing engine built by Excelsior Iron Works, Chicago, IL, 1881. 6'6" x 14'6", 90# steam firebox boiler built by J. Mason, Chicago, IL, 1881.
Dimensions
Length:
64.5'
Beam:
18.1'
Depth:
9.1'
Tonnage (gross):
56
Tonnage (net):
26
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Manitowoc, WI. Lake Michigan
Date:
  1930
How:
Abandoned & dismantled.
History

1881, Dec Used as ice breaker.

1883, Jun Grand Haven, MI; harbor work.

1885 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; 52.97 gross/26.48 net tons.

1898, Sep Lengthened Burger & Burger Shipyard, Manitowoc, WI; 76.5 x 18.1 x 9.1; 71 gross/42 net tons.

1919 Rebuilt Manitowoc, WI.

1930 Abandoned; owned Goodrich Transit Co.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Peter J. VanderLinden
Lorne Joyce
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

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