WITCH OF THE WEST (1856, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
26345
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Pettys Island, NJ
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Gramp
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 x 17" stroke, 60hp engine 6 x 11', 100 pounds steam boiler
Dimensions
Length:
59'
Beam:
13' 5"
Depth:
5'
Tonnage (old style):
38
History

1856, July 31 Enrolled at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1858 Enrolled at Toledo, Ohio

1860 Owned Miller & Hand, Toledo

1863 Owned A. Hand, Toledo

1863, December Sunk at wharf on Maumee River; raised & repaired

1866 Owned A. Stone, Toledo

1867, August Broke shaft on Lake Erie; repaired

1868 Owned John O. Woolson, et.al., Bay City, Michigan

1870 Owned John O. Woolson, Bay City

1875 Rebuilt

1876 Owned William Gordon, et.al., Bay City

1882, September Burned on Saginaw River while towing raft of logs;

repaired

1903, June 30 Documents surrendered at Port Huron,

Michigan, "abandoned as unfit for service"; machinery

will go into new tug, WITCH

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

WITCH OF THE WEST (1856, Tug (Towboat))
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WITCH OF THE WEST (1856, Tug (Towboat))