AMETHYST (1868, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
1712
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Van Slyke & Notter
Original Owner and Location:
Martin Wheeler, Duluth, MN
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
45.4'
Beam:
11.4'
Depth:
5.4'
Tonnage (gross):
14.18
Tonnage (net):
7.09
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Duluth Lumber Co. dock, Duluth, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Oct 1888
How:
Burned to waterline.
Notes:
1892 parts of her hulll were built into new tug, JD. MCFADDEN (US77041).
History

1868 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1868 Enrolled Ontonagon, MI.

1870 Owned RG-Cobunn, Duluth, MN.

1871 Enrolled Marquette, MI.

1879, Dec 22 Leaking; run ashore 63 miles northwest of Duluth, MN; salvaged.

1882 Jacob Hector et al, Duluth, MN. for fishing trade, Apostle Islands.

1885, Jan 1 New deck & upper works.

1888, Oct 26 Burned; last owners Cooley, Lavaque & Co., chartered to Jeffery Bros.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beers, History of the Great Lakes, J. B. Mansfield
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Richard J. Wright, Bowling Green State University
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

AMETHYST (1868, Tug (Towboat))
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AMETHYST (1868, Tug (Towboat))