DISPATCH (1864, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
6543
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
66.66
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Oct 1874
How:
Storm.
Final Cargo:
Sand.
Notes:
Grounded in storm, almost covered in sand; abandoned. 1874, Dec 31 Documents surrendered. 1909, Nov Wreck discovered by sewer contractors.
History

1865, Jul 15 Owned Chicago, IL.

1867 Burned at Sandusky; rebuilt Clarks Drydock.

1871 Described as frieght steamer converted to sand dredge.

1874, Oct Wrecked, Lake Michigan; abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
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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DISPATCH (1864, Tug (Towboat))