WILLIAMS, OLIVER C. (1879, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1879
Official Number:
155009
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Saugatuck, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Reuben T. Rogers
Original Owner and Location:
Rogers & Edgecombe, Saugatuck, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 x 16" engine by Sutton Brothers 5'12" x 10' made in Buffalo, New York wheel 5'4"
Dimensions
Length:
73'
Beam:
13.7'
Depth:
5'
Tonnage (gross):
57
Tonnage (net):
44
History

1879, July Launched Saugatuck; ran there to Chicago, Illinois

1881, March 18 Owned Wallin; used in bark & fruit trade

1882, January Owned George Sanders, Escanaba, Michigan; used as

fishing tug

1883, August Burned upper works

1887, July Chartered by J.W. Morgan & William Edgecome; ran daily

Saugatuck to Milwaukee

1888 Ran Saugatuck to Holland, Michigan, replacing JENNIE KING

1889, July Chartered by Rogers & Bird; ran Michigan City, Indiana to

Chicago, Illinois

1889, November Enroute to Florida via Mississippi River

1897, March 19 Expedition from Key West, Florida to Cuba

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

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WILLIAMS, OLIVER C. (1879, Tug (Towboat))