WITT, STILLMAN (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
22794
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Daniel O'Connor
Original Owner and Location:
William J. Farrell, Buffalo, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Horizontal (Locomotive)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18 x 16" stroke engine from McGinnies & Company, Albany, New York 21 x 4.5' boiler with SEE's patent heater to preheat boiler water
Dimensions
Length:
88'
Beam:
17' 5"
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
127.97
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Park Point, Duluth, Minnesota, Duluth harbor, Lake Superior
Date:
  1882
How:
Abandoned
Notes:
Burned at dock, was towed to Ferry dock & dismantled; hull left where it lay
History

1857 Enrolled at Buffalo, New York

1857, October Burst boiler at dock in Buffalo harbor, sank, six lives

lost; raised & repaired

1858 In Detroit River Tug Association, with 3 other vessels

1860 Taken to New York, New York for service in Civil War;

owned Charles Van Beutringsen, Albany, New York

1862, February Owned Charles D. Harmon, New York, New York

1862, March Owned John Reid, et.al., New York

1863, September Rebuilt as a sidewheel steamer; same owner

1871 Returned to Great Lakes

1872 Owned at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; 76.32 gross tons

1875 Owned at Superior, Wisconsin, operated as a ferry between

Superior & Duluth, Minnesota

1881 Reported burned & abandoned

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

WITT, STILLMAN (1857, Tug (Towboat))
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WITT, STILLMAN (1857, Tug (Towboat))